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If you are not a Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Science, or Physics major, then you do not have to take the ALEKS PPL assessment. But your eligibility for math courses depends on your Math Placement Category.

If your Math Placement (Category) is Math GE (I/II), then you are eligible to enroll in

  • Math 1000 (Excursions into Mathematics)
  • Math 1030 (Elementary Foundations of Mathematics I) 
  • Math 1070 (College Algebra)
  • Math 1500 (Finite Mathematics)
  • Math 1600 (Statistics)
  • Math 1610 (Statistics for Decision Making)

But if you would like to enroll in Math 1080 (Trigonometry), 1100 (Precalculus), or 1410 (Calculus I), refer to the Assessment Flowchart to see if you are required to take the ALEKS PPL assessment before enrolling in a math class.

If your Math Placement (Category) is Supported GE (III/IV), then you are eligible to enroll in

  • Math 1000 (Excursions into Mathematics)
  • Math 1035 (Elementary Foundations of Mathematics with Support IA)
  • Math 1071 (College Algebra with Support I)
  • Math 1551 (Finite Math and Business Statistics I)
  • Math 1601 (Statistics with Support I)

Consult the University catalog for the math course appropriate for your major.

Disclaimer: Students enrolled in one of the above classes with an ineligible Math Placement Category will be administratively dropped from the course no matter what anyone else, including an adviser or an instructor, may have told them.