ALEKS PPL, or ALEKS, is a mathematics assessment that ensures the class in which you enroll will meet and challenge your existing skillset.

The assessment results will also indicate if you are eligible to bypass math courses not required for your degree, or if you qualify for FastTrack, a three-week learning lab that helps qualifying students skip a required course.

Students Required to Take ALEKS

All students must take ALEKS, except if you have taken a college-level math course that fulfills the prerequisite for the class in which you would like to enroll. Note: The course must be transferred to GRCC within 3 years leading up to your GRCC math class enrollment. Refer to our catalog to see a list of classes and prerequisites.

Check out our testing requirements if you are not sure you need to take ALEKS.

Taking ALEKS

ALEKS covers material from arithmetic through precalculus, takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and has approximately 30 questions. 

Your assessment will be administered in a proctored environment on campus. You may only take the test unproctored if you:

  • are a high school graduate with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and your SAT score is 25 or higher, or your ACT score is 18 or higher.
  • Transfer students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and have earned 12 or more college credits.

When you have completed the test, you will receive:

  • Your scores.
  • A printed scores report.
  • A list of recommended courses for you to enroll in.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, call the Placement Testing Office at (616) 234-4865.