Placement testing

A student at a computer taking a testWe use placement testing to help determine the right course for you in a course sequence.

Your ACT/SAT scores and choice of major determine your placement testing requirements.

Not every student will be required to take placement tests, as each student is evaluated on an individual basis.

How it works

You will receive specific math, reading, writing, and computer literacy placement testing requirements by email no more than three business days after receiving the Advising & Registration Confirmation Email with your orientation date. The email will be sent to all addresses on file, including your UA email address.

Important: Placement exam(s) must be completed before the Advising & Registration program. Failure to complete any exam(s) before the program could result in a delay in course registration.

Foreign language placement tests

Foreign language placement tests are required for students with prior experience in a language they intend to study at UA. Incoming students will not receive an email about language-placement testing, and should instead refer to our foreign language requirement page


Please see the information below regarding specific tests and how to request accommodations for testing. If you are an incoming student and have questions about your placement testing requirement, please email with your name, student ID number (7 digits, no letters), and your specific question. If you are a currently enrolled student and have questions regarding your placement testing, please contact your academic advisor with your question.

Contact us

New Student Orientation

Simmmons Hall 201
Phone: 330-972-2622
Email for placement testing questions:

Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation

  • Reading, Writing, Computer Literacy placement
  • Proctored environment for math retesting
  • Walk-in testing lab - no reservations required. Check our hours at

Schrank Hall North 152 (see on map)
Phone: 330-972-6511

The University of Akron - Wayne College Testing Services

  • Reading, Writing, Computer Literacy placement
  • Proctored environment for math retesting

Phone: 330-684-8900

Counseling and Testing Center

  • Foreign language placement for UA students
  • Non-UA placement test proctoring

Simmons Hall 304
Phone: 330-972-7084

Office of Accessibility

  • To request accommodations for students with disabilities

Simmons Hall 105
TDD: 330-972-5764