Department of Mathematics and Statistics

International Student Math Placement

All new international undergraduate students must enroll in mathematics in their first semester unless they are exempt.  In order for us to place you in the appropriate mathematics course for Fall 2018, you need to complete the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) assessment. 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 review topics that may have been forgotten or haven't been practiced for a while and then reassess.

The ALEKS PPL assessment is a free assessment that is available online 24 hours each day throughout the summer.

  • Once your Wildcat Portal account is activated, proceed to Step 1. 
  • If you are unable to activate your Wildcat Portal account in your home country, do so immediately once you arrive in the U.S. and then proceed to Step 1.




STEP 1: Register For ALEKS PPL
STEP 2: Study For The Proctored Assessment
STEP 3: Take A Proctored Assessment

Pamela Morrell, Graduate, Outreach & Developmental Math Coordinator

Schedule Appointment

The Math department uses AgileGrad for scheduling advising appointments. You can use your Chico State login credentials to log into AgileGrad and make an appointment.

If you are not currently a Chico State Student, call our office for an appointment.