Placement testing for UA students

August 2022

Math placement testing is available online for first attempt. Students will be registered if these tests are required.

Reading and writing testing is currently available online through Brightspace for first attempt, rather than Accuplacer. Brightspace is cloud-based software that UA faculty members use to host course content. Students will be registered and contacted if reading and writing tests are required. Click here for instructions.

Computer Literacy Testing is available onsite at Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation. You may request an appointment online. Contact if you have any questions.

Foreign Language Placement Testing is available to students choosing to test into a foreign language course.

  • French, German, Spanish, and Italian are available online through My Akron. Select the placement-test icon on the left side of the "My Experience" page. For more, see our Foreign language requirements.
  • Latin is available online through Brightspace. Contact to register and receive instructions.

For all other languages, please contact the Department of Modern Languages at 330-972-7487.

Retesting? Students should contact their academic advisor for information about retesting options.

Placement Testing for Non-UA Students Counseling & Testing Center

Testing Services at the University of Akron is an Accuplacer Remote Testing Site. We also proctor various placement tests for students enrolling at other universities.

For those interested in taking a placement test for a university other than The University of Akron, you must contact your university in advance so that they may register you for the test and send information to this office to administer your test. You may then contact the Counseling & Testing Center at 330-972-7084 to schedule. We are typically open Monday through Friday 8a-5p, and placement tests will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to allow adequate time to finish prior to close of business. Please be aware we discontinue testing 15 minutes prior to close.

If you receive an email registration from your institution, please bring a copy of the registration. All examinees must show a valid photo ID, and pay non-refundable $25 fee to be admitted to take the test. Payment can be made with exact cash, credit, or check.