Accuplacer Testing (Math/QR/Reading)

Accuplacer (Next-Generation) is the placement test that U of L uses for reading and math placement.
Download the FREE Accuplacer Next-Generation study app at http://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be only virtual test-at-home options for testing:

A.  $0 - Accuplacer Appointment w/Testing Services ZOOM (available Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm during pandemic closure)

  1. Make sure you have a computer, web cam, high speed internet connection, and private, undisturbed testing environment.
  2. Go to http://accuplacer.org and click on VERIFY SYSTEM at the bottom of the page to verify your computer meets minimum specifications before selecting this option. If it does, return to this screen and click the link on the next line to request your voucher.
  3. Click HERE to schedule your date and time to take your Accuplacer placement test through ZOOM with Testing Services. Allow up to 2 business days to receive your test confirmation from one of our staff members:  Tammy Roach, Tammy Scrogham or Kacie Ledrick @louisville.edu for instructions.  If you haven't received the voucher after 2 business days, please call Testing Services at 502-852-6606 for more information.
  4. Choose Group:  Accuplacer Appointment w/Testing Services ZOOM
  5. Choose Exam:  Accuplacer for UL students choose Math only, Reading only or Math & Reading depending on your SAT/ACT scores.
  6. You will enter your demographic information and then must pay the $5 RegisterBlast one-time fee by debit/credit card online.
  7. After you receive your confirmation email from a staff member of Testing Services, read through all the instructions and prepare yourself for your appointment.
  8. Follow the directions in your appointment confirmation email to log in to take your test.
  9. IF YOU MISS YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME - you will NOT be allowed to reschedule a FREE Zoom appointment time, but will need to schedule with Examity.

A.  $25 - Accuplacer Voucher w/Examity, 24/7 at your convenience (night/weekends)

  1. Make sure you have a computer, web cam, high speed internet connection, and private, undisturbed environment to test.
  2. Go to http://accuplacer.org and click on VERIFY SYSTEM at the bottom of the page to verify your computer meets minimum specifications before selecting this option. If it does, return to this screen and click the link on the next line to request your voucher.
  3. Click here to request your voucher number before scheduling test. Allow up to 2 business days to receive your voucher.  If you haven't received the voucher after 2 business days, please call Testing Services at 502-852-6606 to request the voucher processing.
  4. After you receive your voucher by email from Accuplacer, click on the AccuplacerLive link to schedule your test appointment.
  5. You will be required to create an account and then pay the $25 fee ($20 til June 15, 2020) to schedule your appointment.
  6. Follow the directions in your appointment confirmation email to log in to take your test.

If you don't have computer access:

  $15 - Campus Test at U of L by appointment ONLY will be available AFTER the office is back open.

You should always check with your Academic Advisor if you have questions and before registering for classes.

Click the links below to find your:

Academic Advisor

Math/QR course required for your anticipated academic major

Mathematics/QR Course Placement Criteria

Reading Placement Criteria

ULink account to check the scores that have been sent to U of L.
(ULink > Undergraduate Admissions > View my Undergraduate Application Status > Application Status > Test Scores > VIEW ALL).

Retesting Policy

Within any three-month period, University of Louisville students are permitted an initial test and one retest. There must be a two-week waiting period between the initial test and the retest. Students should be encouraged to use the two-week waiting period for study and review of test content areas in which they did not obtain a passing score. ACCUPLACER tests have high test-retest reliability coefficients, a measure of consistency of scores obtained by the same person when reexamined with the same test on different occasions. This means that if students retest without review and study, there is a high probability that their scores will not change appreciably.  A review of ACCUPLACER data shows that two weeks is the optimal waiting period since it allows students adequate time to locate study materials and sufficient time to review them thoroughly. Candidates who do not pass the retest MUST wait three months from the date of the initial test to take a 3rd time.   The third attempt must be scheduled with Testing Services through a referral of an academic advisor.  The timeline constraints are the responsibility of the student and if not followed may result in the scores being invalid.  The testing fee will be collected upon each administration according to the option used for test administration.

Process for RETEST of Accuplacer Placement exam:

  • If your ACT/SAT does not allow you to take the Math class you need/want for your anticipated major
  • take Accuplacer, if the necessary score was earned, then register for the class; if not then
  • study for a minimum of two weeks and retake Accuplacer, if necessary score was earned, then register for class; if not then
  • meet with an advisor to develop a plan to learn missed material, once material is completed, the advisor will refer the student to Testing Services for a third attempt at least 3 months after first attempt.  If necessary score was earned, then register for class; if not then take the appropriate prerequisite class.
***IF YOU HAVE TAKEN A FREE Accuplacer with Testing Services staff through ZOOM - you must wait until the office reopens to take in person OR register for an appointment with Examity after your minimum 2 week waiting period!  You are not eligible to take another FREE Accuplacer appointment with Testing Services through ZOOM***

 

Score Expiration Policy:

Students with SAT, ACT or Accuplacer scores older than one year should register to take the Accuplacer for a more accurate math course placement.

 

ADA Accommodations:  

If you have received ADA accommodations such as reduced distraction, a reader or a scribe from U of L's  (502-852-6938), please call our office BEFORE scheduling any exam.

The ACCUPLACER placement exams are UNTIMED, so no ADA accommodations are required for extended time candidates.