MATH PLACEMENT

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.

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 the Non-UCSC Math Course Credit Guide for more information.


Important Dates

  • Score posting deadline March 29, 2017 Grace period ends at 8:00 AM March 30. Scores will be posted later that day.
  • Last score posting deadline for spring enrollment! April 5, 2017 Grace period ends at 8:00 AM on April 6. Scores will be posted later that day.
Placement

If you're completing your Math Placement using the online placement and preparation tool, ALEKS, follow the Placement Guide for frustration-free assessment.

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Success

If you're considering reassessing to increase your enrollment options, or want to buff up your skills to be at your mathematical best for your course, follow the Guide to Success.

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