# Math Placement

**New First-year and Transfer Students**

**VCU requires all new incoming First-year and transfer students** to take the VCU Online Math Placment Test in order to determine which math class you should register for in your first semester of enrollment.

Click here to login to the VCU Online Math Placment Test. If you are unable to login into the VCU Online Math Placement Test you are not eligible to take it.

You will **NOT** be able to register for New Student Orientation without first taking the VCU Online Math Placment Test. This is true even if you know you will receive transfer/AP/IB credit for a math course.

Your Math Placement Test does **NOT** fulfill any requirement towards graduation. Its sole purpose is to to determine the highest level math class you may initially take at VCU.

If you are not satisfied with your VCU Online Math Placement Test results, you may register to use ALEKS PPL to see if you can improve your score. Please click on What is ALEKS for more information.

Your Math Placement Score is valid for 1 year.

**Current Students**

**All current students must take the ALEKS PPL assessment for your Math Placement Score.**

If your Math Placement Score has expired or you are trying to improve your Math Placement Score, you will need to take a **PROCTORED** Math Placement Assessment to receive a new Math Placement Score.

Please click on the links to the left for more information about ALEKS PPL and how to register and take an assessment.

Summary of the steps involved:

- Register with ALEKS PPL.
- Complete the Initial Math Placement Assessment (un-proctored) at home. This assessment is
**NOT**used for your Math Placement Score. - Optional study using the Prep and Learing Module based on your score from the Initial Math Placement Assessment.
- Schedule an appointment with the Campus Learning Center to complete a
**PROCTORED**Math Placement Assessment. This is the assessment used to determine your Math Placement Score. - If your Math Placement Score is still not where you want it to be, you have 3 additional Proctored Math Placement Assessments available. Please note there is required study time in the Prep and Learning Module prior to scheduling each of those assessments with the Campus Learning Center.