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Placement testing for UA students is currently available online

January 2021


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


Reading and writing testing is available online through Brightspace. 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

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


Computer Literacy

Office of Accessibility

Accommodations for Testing


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 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

Simmons 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

Smucker Learning Center
Phone: 330-684-8960

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