ALEKS Math Placement
Take fewer classes to satisfy your math requirements
For the Fall 2021 semester, we could be offering new classes that could shorten your time to graduation. The classes will be posted to this web page by mid-July. Check back to learn more.
Students who test into these new enhanced Math classes will be strongly encouraged to explore these classes options with a counselor as E-options are not ideal for every student based upon placement score indications alone. The enhanced classes provide additional classroom support. Learn more by scheduling an appointment with a counselor or email Math Faculty Member Nick Conti.
Oakland Community College does not recognize Math practice that is completed through the $10 ALEKS App! You MUST complete your Mandatory Practice through the OCC ALEKS Practice for placement into our Math Courses.
OCC uses the ALEKS Placement system, however you will be able to test from home.
- Login to your MyOCC. Select Students. Select ALEKS PPL Placement Test.
- Enter the ALEKS test through the on-screen directions (Go to ALEKS-most users)
- Do the quick tour of the test. This will let you know how to input your answers.
- Take the practice test. If you wish to improve your result, work on the Learning and Preparation modules.
- When you are ready for the official exam, email the Academic Support Center closest to you from your OCC email address.
- Put ALEKS placement in the subject of your email. Include your name, birth date, and Student ID number in the email along with date/time requested (either 10am or 2pm) Monday through Friday.
- All tests will begin at 10:00am or 2:00pm - Monday through Friday; 10:30 am - Fall 2021 Saturdays (RO and SF only)
- We will set you up with a temporary, official password that will allow you to test from home. (the password will be good for 30 minutes).
- Please allow up to 24 hours between your request to take ALEKS and a response from the ASC. The ASC will respond during their virtual college hours (M- TH, 8:30am-7:00pm; F - 8:30 am - 5 pm; S (RO and SF only) 10 - 2 pm).
There are several exemptions, including the use of SAT scores, AP tests, and other college math courses. Please check the exemptions on our Math Placement Page.
Taking the correct math course is essential and without preparation, students are often placed into a course that could have been avoided - wasting time and money. In the past, it was common for students to take the Math Placement Test without completing any review or preparation.
Our goal is give you the opportunity and resources to help you place into the appropriate level of math for you.
All placement testing can be taken at the Academic Support Center at any campus.
Students with disabilities who may need assistance on Placements should contact the ACCESS office prior to taking the test. They will need to provide documentation of a qualifying disability and its functional limitation.