Placement Testing Requirements


Find out which placement tests you need to take by comparing the charts and information below. 

 

Math Placement Test Requirements

You may not need to take the math placement test if you meet the criteria defined below. Use the chart below to determine if you need to take the math placement test according to your ACT/SAT scores:

ACT Math Score SAT Math Score Math Placement Needed?
25 or higher 650 or higher No
24 or lower Under 650 Yes - Take Math Placement
No math score on ACT or SAT Yes - Take Math Placement

 

English Placement Test Requirements

You may not need to take the English placement test if you meet the criteria defined below. Use the chart below to determine if you need to take the English placement test, according to your ACT/SAT scores:

ACT Combined English & Writing, or English Score SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing, or Writing Score English Placement Needed?
18 or higher 230 or higher No - Enroll in ENGL 1001
17 or lower Under 230 Yes - Take English Placement
No writing score on ACT or SAT Yes - Take English Placement

For additional information regarding the difference in scoring between the SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing, Writing Score, and Critical Reading score, please click here.

NOTE: Students with transfer credit for English Composition or a score of 3 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam DO NOT take the English placement, regardless of the ACT and/or SAT scores.

These scores must be on file with UC inorder to qualify for exemption. It will not be applied automatically.


How to Submit ACT or SAT scores

Students are able to access their scores online after completion. Use the steps on the submitting scores page to provide your qualifying score. 


Foreign Language Placement Test Requirements

If you are looking to study a foreign language and have prior knowledge of that language from either high school classes or other means, you will want to take a placement test to see what level you are at with that language. 

Computerized placement tests are available for French, German and Spanish. Students should register for testing at www.ucblueash.edu/testoncampus during the Fall & Spring semester contact the Foreign Language Lab at (513) 745-5649 to scheudule a test.

The placement test results include the course for which the student should register.