Placement tests are required to determine which classes you are qualified to take...

What is included in the placement tests?

  • The Accuplacer test includes a reading and writing (grammar).
  • New students will also be required to take the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) as part of the placement testing process
  • The ALEKS test includes math.

Does every student have to take a placement test?

No and some students may only need one placement test.  For example, students who place into college-level writing on the SAT or ACT do not need to take the Accuplacer.  Transfer students who have completed college-level math do not need the ALEKS and transfer students who have completed college-level writing do not need to take the Accuplacer.  Seek advising from Student Services if you are unsure if you need either the Accuplacer or the ALEKS.

What should I do BEFORE I take a placement test?

What should I do AFTER I take the placement tests?

  • Contact your academic advisor or Student Services for an appointment to go over your test results
  • Consult the Placement Test Advising Sheet handout to find out which math and writing courses you are qualified to take
  • Review Degree Works for your program requirements
  • Look at the class schedule in UAOnline to determine your schedule