CSU, Chico requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) assessment to determine readiness for calculus courses. This is a "Placement Assessment," not a test.
A Placement Assessment is designed to determine what a student knows and what a student needs to work on. After taking the assessment, ALEKS will provide students with a personalized learning path designed to strengthen their knowledge gaps in math. Students will then have a chance to brush up on topics that may have been forgotten or haven't been practiced for a while and then reassess.
Please refer to the table below for assistance in determining your eligibility for the CRT.
Nonfreshmen are normally not eligible for the CRT.
CRT Eligibility  CRT Exemptions 
Register for the CRT if you meet ALL of the following:  You are exempt from the CRT if you meet ONE of the following: 
 are an incoming freshman who is not required to take Early Start Math, MATH 031 or MATH 051
 plan to take Calculus I (Math 109 or Math 120) in your first year
 successfully completed high school trigonometry and high school precalculus
 have not met any of the following exemptions

  a score of 3 or better on an AP Calculus test (must be sent to Chico State)
 successful completion of Calculus I (Math 109 or Math 120) prerequisites: high school trigonometry and college credit for precalculus (Math 119 or equivalent) with a C or better
 a score of 4 or better on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Math HL exam
 College credit for trigonometry and college algebra, or college credit for precalculus (Math 119 or equivalent) with a C or better

Majors that require Math 109 or Math 120:
 Biochemistry
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Computer Information Systems
 Computer Science
 Construction Management
 Engineering  Civil
 Engineering  Computer
 Engineering  Electrical/Electronic
  Engineering  Mechanical
 Engineering  Mechatronic
 Environmental Science
 Geology
 Geosciences
 Mathematics
 Natural Sciences
 Physics
