If your major (minor) does not have a math requirement, then you do not need to use ALEKS PPL. Likewise, if you have qualifying AP/IB math scores or equivalent transfer credit you do not need ALEKS.
Your ALEKS PPL license and Learning Module remain active for one year, so you can get started now, be ready to enroll in your target course, and use your Learning Module for efficient targeted review any time you want it in the coming year.
- Real numbers (including fractions, integers, and percentages)
- Equations and inequalities (including linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations)
- Linear and quadratic functions (including graphs and functions, linear functions, and parabolas)
- Exponents and polynomials (including rational equations and rational functions)
- Rational expressions (including rational equations and rational functions)
- Radical expressions (including higher roots and rational exponents)
- Exponentials and logarithms (including function compositions and inverse functions, properties of logarithms, and logarithmic equations)
- Geometry and trigonometry (including perimeter, area, and volume, coordinate geometry, trigonometric functions, and identities and equations)
This course may not ultimately be the course you wanted to take but there are pathways to get to the courses that you need for your major. Here are your options:
- Enroll in the math course you are eligible for at UC Santa Cruz. Then, when you have passed this course, take the next course in the sequence.
- Take the intended course at a community college and transfer in credit.
If you have AP or IB scores, you may use qualifying scores to place into mathematics courses without using your ALEKS PPL score.