What is ACCUPLACER?
Accuplacer is a UAA's computerized placement test to assess your skills in English. Students are only permitted to register for English courses at the level indicated by the students Accuplacer, ACT or SAT Scores. Cut off scores for placement into English can be found in the UAA Schedule of Classes.
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How can I sign up for the test?
The Accuplacer is administered 4 times daily at the UAA Testing Center: 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Examinees who have base access may test at the UAA -JBER testing locations on Elmendorf or Fort Richardson. Please note JBER locations have different test times. Click here to schedule and pay online.
I need to take the Accuplacer Remotely, how do I sign up?
Distance or Remote Accuplacer tests are available to testers who are unable to physically test at the UAA Testing Center. We require all testing to be done in a proctored setting.
Who must take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?
Students admitted to UAA who need to complete college level English must complete the Accuplacer placement test or submit ACT/SAT scores * at a level high enough for placement into WRTG A111. Your registration into English courses is restricted until appropriate placement scores are on record.
*Required cut scores for registration.
WRTG A111 requires ACT English 22, SAT Critical Reading 530, SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing 560
How Do I Prepare?
The ACCUPLACER Placement test is very important. For information and practice please review the ACCUPLACER SAMPLE Test. A resource for refresher information is Khan Academy video tutorials. Your search engine is also another good resource for Accuplacer reviews.
How long are my scores valid for placement?
Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT scores which place students into Writing A111 do not expire. Accuplacer scores which place students into Preparatory English (PRPE classes) do not expire, however it is recommended to retest after two years.
How Do I Get My Results?
Results are given at the conclusion of the test. Students are also provided information to contact an academic advisor for assistance with program planning, course selection and registration. It is not possible to "fail" Accuplacer. Matching current skill level with the correct beginning courses in English will increase likelihood of success as students begin their program of study.
Can I Retest?
Yes, after a minimum wait of 2 days, students are allowed to retest. Students may test a total of twice per semester. Students must pay $21.00 each time they take the Accuplacer. Students testing under Ability to Benefit are required by federal guidelines to wait a minimum of two weeks between tests.
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