Computer Literacy Placement Testing For University of Akron Students

Placement testing helps determine the appropriate first course for you to take in the University of Akron’s 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, each student is evaluated on an individual basis.

You will receive your specific placement testing requirement via email no more than three business days after receiving your Advising & Registration Confirmation Email containing your orientation date. This email will be sent to all email addresses on file, including your UA email address. Your placement exam(s) must be completed prior to your Advising & Registration program. Failure to complete any exam(s) prior to your Advising & Registration program could result in a delay in your course registration.

About the Test

  • The computer literacy test is an adaptive test and does not have a set number of questions.
  • For incoming students, placement testing scores will be reviewed and discussed during a student’s Advising & Registration day with their academic advisor.
  • For current students, please allow at least one week for your placement test scores to be available to your academic advisor.
  • The Computer Literacy test has a time limit of 90 minutes.

Why do I need testing?

You are required to take the computer literacy placement exam prior to your Advising & Registration program if you are majoring in Computer Information Systems.

How do I complete?

Do you need testing accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to complete the placement tests, you must contact the Office of Accessibility no later than one month prior to when you intend to complete the exam(s). Please note: Appropriate documentation of your disability must be provided prior to receiving accommodations. Documentation Guidelines can be found here: http://www.uakron.edu/access/students/registering/guidelinesdoc.dot

Statement of Compliance: Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The University of Akron does not discriminate against any student, because of a disability and does not exclude any qualified student with a disability from participation in or from receiving the benefits of the services, program, or activities of the University.

Please be aware that the process for requesting academic accommodations is separate. For more information on that process, you can visit this website: www.uakron.edu/access

For additional information contact:
Jessica DeFago, MA
Associate Director
Office of Accessibility
The University of Akron
(330) 972-7928
jld4@uakron.edu