Math Placement is the first step in selecting and enrolling in your first UCSC math course. Most incoming UCSC students complete their Math Placement using the online placement and preparation system ALEKS PPL. Math placement using ALEKS PPL is a multi-stage process of assessment and improvement, not an online exam!
If you’ve successfully completed a transferable college-level pre-calculus or calculus course, or have a sufficiently high Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Calculus test score, you can complete your Math Placement simply by submitting your grade or score to UCSC. See Non-UCSC Math Course Credit for more information.
- Deadline to enroll in Summer Session with financial aid June 1, 2017 Financial aid is available for current UC Santa Cruz students who enroll in UCSC Summer Session or in a summer course at another UC campus. If you'll need Math Placement to enroll, assess no later than May 30.
- Summer Orientation target date July 23, 2017 Last ALEKS assessment score posting before Summer Orientation. Orientation dates are July 25, 26, 28, 31, and August 1.