Take the Diagnostic Test

Non-UCLA Students (i.e., UCLA Extension, non-UCLA Summer students, etc.): Sign up for the test through ALEKS (www.aleks.com) using the following 10-character class code to make a payment: CGEAW-VQUGV. Detailed instructions for NON-UCLA students CLICK HERE

UCLA Students ONLY: When you are ready, CLICK HERE to log in through Shibboleth and access the Math Diagnostic Test. After completing your payment and registration, you can start the exam.

Note:  LIMITED fee waivers are available to eligible UCLA students who have demonstrated financial need. If your application fee for UCLA was waived, please contact ugrad@math.ucla.edu with the subject header “Request MDT Fee Waiver” with your name and student ID number to determine if the math diagnostic test fee can also be waived.

Test Length: 30 Questions

Log in and Register
  • Log into the ALEKS site with your MyUCLA logon ID and password.
  • Before beginning the test, ALEKS will walk you through a tutorial on how to use the embedded tools to calculate and input your answers.
  • You will have 48 hours to complete the test. If the test is not completed in this time, ALEKS will provide a new test. ALEKS will automatically save your progress, allowing you to leave and return to the test.
Interpret Your Score
  • After completing the initial test, you will receive a report of your topic mastery and your score.
Score Placement
80%+ Math 31A/Math 3A
60%-80% Math 31AL
30%+ Math 1
Use the Learning Module
  • You are given the opportunity to review certain topics and improve your placement through targeted learning exercises in the Prep and Learning Module.
Retake the diagnostic test, if necessary
  • After engaging with the learning module for at least 5 hours, you can take the test again to reassess course placement.
  • The retake test will become available 48 hours after the initial test was completed.
  • You will have access to the learning module for 12 months after taking the initial test.
Enroll into a Mathematics class
  • If your enrollment pass is active, you can self-enroll into the appropriate math class 24 hours after receiving your score.