Instructional Services

Welcome to Computer Based Assessment & Evaluation's Placement Testing Services.  We offer placement testing for prospective students who are accepted and planning to attend New Student Orientation sessions at the University of Akron. Academic advisors also authorize placement tests for existing students. Students may be required to complete one or more placement tests. For your placement testing needs, here is some additional CBAE Testing Center information you may find helpful as you plan your visit with us.

  • Location:  UA Main Campus Schrank Hall North 152.  For parking and directions use this interactive University of Akron Campus Map.

Schrank Hall North 152
240 Carroll Street
Akron, Ohio 44325
  • Hours:  Visit the open lab hours at Assessment Center website for current days and hours of operation, including Holidays and Special Closings. Important note, testing is unavailable if the University is closed due to inclement weather or other emercency situations.  Visit the University of Akron home page or Z-Alert on Twitter to view closing information, otherwise call 330-972-7669 or visit Campus Advisories for current operating status.

  • Reservations:  Placement testing is available on a walk-in basis during our Placement Testing Hours; there is no need to schedule an appointment to take a test.

  • Parking:  Permit is required.

    o    For prospective students, please use the temporary permit received in your UA Enrollment Packet. 

    o    We recommend parking in the Schrank deck adjacent to the Testing Center in Schrank Hall North 152, but we also suggest checking a few other parking locations in the vicinity in case the parking deck is full or closed, especially on weekdays.

  • Photo Identification:  A valid recognizable state or school issued photo identification is required to test.

  • UA Enrollment Packet:  New students are required to bring a UA Enrollment Packet and photo ID to the Testing Center.

  • Test Duration Time:  Placement tests are untimed and based on individual skill levels, yet students typically take a half hour or more for each test.  Multiple tests may be taken in one seating.  Please allow extra time in your schedule since tests are untimed and each test may exceed a half hour.

  • COMPASS Placement Testing Information:  Sample testing questions, tips, and calculator guidelines are on the COMPASS website.

  • Placement Test Scores:  COMPASS placement test results are available by appointment with your UA Academic Advisor.

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