Prep and Learning Modules FAQ

How long do I have access to my Prep and Learning Module? You will have six months of access to your Prep and Learning module. Access to the prep course will not begin until you select start on the top of your screen. DO NOT select into the Prep and Learning Module until you are ready to start working.

Is there an additional fee for my Prep and Learning Module? No, access to one Prep and Learning Module is included along with the additional Placement Assessments.

Can I change to a different Prep and Learning Module later? No, you may only use one Prep and Learning Module.

Must I work in my ALEKS Prep and Learning Module between Placement Assessments? Yes, after completing the second assessment. 

You have a total of 4 additional Placement Assessments after your Initial Placement Assessment to improve your score. (The highest proctored score is used for Math Placement Score.) After the second assessment students are required to work in the Prep and Learning Modules for a specific amount of time prior to each new Placement Assessment to increase success based on the following:

  • 2nd assessment—you are NOT required to work in the Prep and Learning Modules before attempting the second assessment. If you would like you may work in the Prep and Learning Module assigned based on your Initial Placement Assessment. You may work in this module as much or as little as you like.
  • 3rd assessment—you are required to complete 3 additional hours of work in your Prep and Learning Module before attempting the third assessment.
  • 4th assessment—you are required to complete 5 additional hours of work in your Prep and Learning Modules before attempting the fourth assessment.
  • 5th assessment—you are required to complete 8 additional hours of work in your Prep and Learning Module before attempting the fifth and final assessment.

What are ALEKS Knowledge Checks? While working in a Prep and Learning Module, you will periodically complete a Knowledge Check to make sure you have mastered the topics you gained in Learning Mode. If you do not show mastery during the Knowledge Check, the topics will be added back into your Learning Pie so you can review them again.

Does progress in an ALEKS Prep and Learning Module count toward placement? No, you must complete a new proctored Placement Assessment to change your placement result.