ALEKS Mathematics Placement

ALEKS: Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces

The purpose of ALEKS Mathematics Placement is to assess your individual mathematics skills and place you into an appropriate college mathematics course for success. ALEKS Mathematics Placement accurately measures your math foundation and creates a personalized learning module to review and refresh knowledge that may have grown stale.

You will receive free of charge access to CSULB's ALEKS Mathematics Placement upon accepting CSULB admission offer. Taking ALEKS Mathematics Placement as soon as you are able will allow you to be placed and successful in the right course, expediting your path to complete your degrees.

All freshmen in the following areas of study should start ALEKS Mathematics Placement on their own as soon as possible:

  • science
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • environmental science and policy
  • economics
  • business
  • undeclared

To take advantage of this placement tool, you must complete your ALEKS Mathematics Placement at least 2 weeks prior to your academic advisement and registration date.

How to Register

To register for ALEKS Mathematics Placement, follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Log into CSULB Single Sign-On (SSO) with your CSULB student email address and password, then click the ALEKS button.


ALEKS Mathematics Placement tile in SSO

Step 2

Click the "CSULB Mathematics Placement" link.


ALEKS screenshot showing Current Class as CSULB Math Placeme

Step 3

Click the "Get Started" button for a quick tutorial on how to use ALEKS. After the tutorial, you will be able to start the assessments. Please finish all 4 ALEKS assessments independently.


ALEKS screenshot showing Take the Tools Tutorial with a Get

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