Instructional Services

UA Placement Tests

The University of Akron Lakewood, a state-of-the art facility offering the finest tech-enhanced and tech-supported community space in the city of Lakewood, and the Office of Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation have partnered to offer on-site placement testing services for prospective UA students.   For your placement testing needs, and to plan your visit with UA Lakewood, please refer to the following Test Center information.

  • Address/Location

The University of Akron Lakewood 
14725 Detroit Avenue, Suite 108   (1st floor of historic Bailey Building)
Lakewood, OH  44107

 
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  • Hours:  Call 216-221-1141 or email ual@uakron.edu for UA Lakewood's current days and hours of operation and to schedule an appointment.  Important note, placement testing is unavailable if UA Lakewood is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency situations.  Visit the UA home page or Z-Alert on Twitter to view closing information, otherwise call 330-972-7669 or visit Campus Advisories for UA Lakewood's current operating status.
  • Appointment:  Testing by appointment only. Call 216-221-1141, email ual@uakron.edu, or visit in person to schedule a date and time to take your placement test(s).  Students must bring their UA Enrollment Packet and Photo ID to ensure admittance to the Test Center.
  • Parking:  Fee applies.
  • Remote/Satellite Test Fee:  No charge.
  • Photo Identification:  A valid recognizable state or school issued photo identification is required to test.  Name and photo on ID must be legible.
  • Placement Testing Admittance Requirements:  For admittance to the Test Center, new students are required to bring the following items:
    • UA Enrollment Packet
    • Photo ID
      • For identification purposes, a photo ID is an absolute must requirement to guarantee admittance to the Test Center
  • COMPASS Math Placement Test:  The test center will provide a handheld COMPASS approved calculator and blank worksheet paper for students who are required to take the math placement test.  In addition, an online calculator is available for use during the test.
  • COMPASS Test Duration Time:  Placement tests are untimed and based on individual skill levels, yet students typically take up to one hour for each test.  Multiple tests may be taken in one seating.  Please allow extra time in your schedule since tests are untimed.
  • COMPASS Placement Testing Information:  Sample testing questions, tips, and calculator guidelines are on the COMPASS website.
  • COMPASS Placement Test Scores:  Placement test results are available through your UA Academic Advisor.
  • Computer Literacy Placement Test (CISBR):  A one hour comprehensive test covering software fundamentals, computer concepts, and a basic knowledge of Windows. Currently CISBR testing is only available on site here at UA Lakewood, MCUC, and UA Main Campus Test Centers.   
  • Accessibility Accomodations/IEP for Placement Testing at UAL:  If needed please contact UA Lakewood at 216-221-1141 or email ual@uakron.edu.
 

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