​​Welcome to the DMACC
Career Advantage Application

Filling out this short application is your first step to completing the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Please remember to use your legal name, as you will be creating your official student record at DMACC.

Begin Career Advantage Application

ALEKS Math Placement Information

  • If you took the prerequisite DMACC course in the last eighteen months and received a C- or better, you may register for your next DMACC Math course and do not need to take ALEKS.
  • If you took the prerequisite course that was not a DMACC course (high school math course) in the last 9 months and earned a B- or better, you may register for your next DMACC Math course and do not need to take ALEKS.
  • If you do not meet either of the above requirements, then you must take the ALEKS assessment online which is ​not required to be proctored. You will need to meet the minimum cut scores as outlined for each DMACC Math course in order to register. Placement Score Table 

Visit DMACC's Math Placement/ALEKS website.

​​​​​​​If you have previously taken a DMACC course, please start at Step 6​.


  1. Complete the Career Advantage Application 

  2. Click Begin Career Advantage Application and Create an Account

  3. ​Once your account is created, check your email address for a DMACC email containing the link to verify your account. Click on the link in the email. Once verified, click Apply Online at the top of the page and sign in using the username and password you created in the previous step.

  4. ​​Once you complete and submit the application, you will receive a confirmation email from DMACC.

  5. ​In a few days, you will receive two emails from DMACC. One will contain your DMACC username and DMACC ID number, the other will contain temporary password. You will also receive a mailing from DMACC with this information as well.


  6. Go to​ and select the “myDMACC” link towards the top ​of the web page.

  7. Enter your DMACC username and password that were sent in the emails.
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  8. ​Select the “Student” tab.

  9. ​Under Banner Self Service - Enrollment Services - select “ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.”

  10. Complete the ALEKS Math Assessment and print your score report.​

*Your score will either allow you to register for a DMACC Concurrent Enrollment Math course through your high school or you may use the ALEKS online learning module to improve your score before retesting.

Questions Go to ALEKS Math Assessment ​

» Download ALEKS Best Practices Guide [PDF]


Contact the DMACC Career Advantage Advisor at your high school.