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Placement Test Information

Math Placement

UNF requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for College Algebra and higher level math courses. It is important to take this placement process seriously, as students will only be able to take the level of math the test score supports. All entering first-year students who do not have credit for College Algebra or higher and are pursuing a major that requires College Algebra or higher, must take the math placement test.

Taking the Math Placement Exam

The ALEKS math placement test is available to all first time in college students admitted to UNF who are signed up for New Student Orientation. Students must take the ALEKS test online before registering for any Algebra-based math courses.  New first time in college students should take the ALEKS test before their scheduled orientation date so they are able to register for a math course while on campus for Orientation.  The ALEKS math placement test is available through Canvas, which you can access through myWings. When in Canvas, select "All Courses", then "2019/2020 Freshman and Transfer Math Placement".  Once in Canvas, please review the appropriate content and proceed with the exam when ready.

Placement and Learning Modules

Students will have access to their scores upon completion of the placement test. To see how math placement scores inform class selection, please review the Math Placement Cut Scores and Math by Major Chart. At Orientation, students will meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss scores and placement results more thoroughly. Students who do not place in their desired math course are encouraged to work in the Prep and Learning Modules, offered within ALEKS, to improve their skills before retaking the online math placement test.  The placement test can only be taken a maximum of five times, so it is important to give the best effort possible for each attempt.

Writing Placement

To help you determine your first writing course at UNF, you should take the Writing Placement online through Canvas before attending your orientation.

The UNF Writing Placement consist of 2 sections: (1) you'll watch a short video and then write a brief essay response and then (2) complete a short multiple-choice quiz on your writing and writing history. The quiz questions in Part 2 are in part based on your experience in Part 1, so where possible you should take both parts in one sitting. However, that is not a requirement.

Once you've completed the placement in Canvas, your answers will generate a course recommendation. That information is what you'll want to bring with you to your orientation advising.