Incoming University of Nevada, Reno students are initially placed into math courses primarily according to their ACT or SAT scores. Students wishing to place into a higher math course can take a placement assessment as a secondary placement measure. Effective April 1, 2021, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics uses ALEKS PPL for its placement assessment, and the University Testing Center administers the assessment on the department’s behalf. Please read the information on this page carefully, as the process has changed from previous years.

The University uses ALEKS PPL for math placement only. Contact the Department of English for information about alternative placement options for first-year writing courses.

View math placement scores by course


Preparing for ALEKS

Taking the placement assessment

Scores and placement

Prep and learning module

Technical support

Other questions