Math Placement Assessments at Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University uses the ALEKS math placement system to help insure that you will be successful in your college math courses. Below students can read more about the ALEKS program, and the policies of Math Placement at SOU:

Key Policies:

- All official placements must be proctored, unproctored test results cannot be used for offical math placements.

- Students are prohibited from using any of the following during an exam, unless an ADA accommodation has been made: Calculators, Phones/Smart Devices, Internet Windows/Browsers other than ALEKS, Textbooks, Notebooks, secondary computers (which aren't being used for the ALEKS testing instance). 

- Once you activate your ALEKS account, your access to the system will expire after one year, and you will be required to purchase an additional set of ALEKS tests.

- Students must complete required Learning and Preparation Modules as prompted in ALEKS prior to taking additional proctored tests, after the completion of the first exam. 

To get started, students are encouraged to learn more about Math Placement by watching this overview:


Below you will find information on the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (PPL) system and how we use it to place you in the right math class. 




Still have questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.