Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE)


Middle Georgia State University offers an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to Students who are interested in improving their mathematics course placement. ALEKS PPL is a web-based Program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student's strengths and weaknesses. Each Placement Assessment is up to 30 questions and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete. After the Initial Placement Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students to refresh their knowledge on forgotten topics. Students then have the opportunity to reassess and improve their course placement.

ALEKS consists of three parts:

  • An Initial Placement Assessment: Completed online at the student's convenience.
  • The Prep and Learning Module: An individualized, self-paced online review
  • Access to up to 4 additional Placement Assessments: After the first assessment (non-proctored) the following 4 attempts must be proctored in an approved testing center. (See guidelines regarding Placement assessments during the COVID-19 campus closures below)

The Proctored Placement Assessment results will be used to determine the most appropriate courses for each student as they move forward with college coursework. After taking the Placement Assessment, students should meet with their advisor to review their results and enroll in classes based on their scores.

How do I use ALEKS PPL?

  • To enroll in ALEKS PPL, please see your advisor for an access code and specific instructions on how to create an account.

Is there a fee for using ALEKS PPL?

  • Yes, the cost for access to ALEKS PPL is $20.00. There is a one-time fee of $5.00 to take the proctored assessments.
  • You will be prompted to pay for ALEKS PPL when you sign up for an account. This fee includes the access to the Assessments and 12 months of the Prep and Learning Module(s). During the COVID-19 campus closures, you will utilize online proctoring through Respondus Monitor for a one-time fee of $5.00.

If you would like to sign up for the Math Placement Exam please contact your advisor to determine if the MPE should be taken and for access. If you have any questions about the ALEKS platform that your advisor cannot answer, please contact the Math Department by phone at: 478.471.2749



Taking the Initial Assessment

Using the Prep and Learning Module

Taking the Proctored Assessment

Interpreting Your Results

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