Calculus Placement


Fresno State ALEKS PPL Portal

Bulldog Testing Center (Instructions)

The Calculus Readiness Test (CRT) or ALEKS PPL placement is required for enrollment in MATH 75, MATH 75A, or MATH 70. 

If you passed the AP Calculus AB test with a score of 3 or higher, you may enroll directly into MATH 76. If you passed the AP Calculus BC test with a score of 3 or higher, you may directly enroll in MATH 77. If either of these cases above applies to you, please disregard the rest of the calculus placement policy. For more details on AP credit, please see: 


  • ALEKS PPL is a learning and placement program. It uses adaptive questioning to determine your mathematical knowledge and skills quickly.

  • New to ALEKS PPL?  A brief introduction to Calculus placement with ALEKS PPL can be found in this ALEKS PPL Presentation.

  • When you first log into the Fresno State ALEKS PPL Portal, please use the following registration codes.You should first take the initial knowledge check. It will determine your preparation module, so do your best so you can skip topics you already know.
  • The ALEKS PPL system will give you topics to study and practice which are appropriate to your current skill level. It is advised that students complete at least 70% of their ALEKS PPL pie chart before taking another placement.

    • Current students: register with code DWYHU-JHVUV

  • After practice and study, you may take another practice placement to see which course you would place in.

  • When ready, register for a proctored placement at the Bulldog Testing Center through RegisterBlastPlease be sure to take your Fresno State Bulldog Card ID with you to the Testing Center.

  • If you did not place for the course you would like, continue to practice in ALEKS PPL and register for another placement. You are allotted three proctored placements.


The CRT is a single placement exam consists of two parts* in one booklet:

  • The first 40 questions cover various topics, and

  • The last 10 questions are related to trigonometry.

Practice tests that illustrate some of the types of questions you will see in the Calculus Readiness Test can be taken online at:

*Students in biology that are trying to place in MATH 70 DO NOT need to take the trigonometry part of the CRT.

Please take a look at our current calculus placement flyerSummer and Fall 2020 Calculus Placement Information