All tests must be completed prior to Orientation. Please visit our "Schedule a Testing Appointment" tab on the left hand side of this screen. We welcome incoming freshman on campus during both the Fall and Spring semesters to complete their math and reading assessment testing requirements. **The writing assessment test is proctored during the Orientation experience**.

A student’s standardized test scores and his or her intended major determine which tests will be required. The possible tests include:

Students who major in Engineering, Science, Math, or Sound Recording Technology will take an on-campus test developed by the University’s math department. The 20-question computerized exam tests students on algebra, geometry, trigonometry and functions, exponentials and logarithms. The time limit for this test is 60 minutes. Certain tests provide the test-taker with access to a calculator, however calculators are not permitted in the computer lab at any time.

Students who major in a health science major (with the exception of Nursing), humanities, social sciences, art and music (with the exception of Sound Recording Technology) take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test. The computerized exam is made up of 12 questions, with a time limit of 60 minutes. Please note that a calculator is not allowed during this test.

The Elementary Algebra test has three categories:

- Operations with integers and rational numbers include computation with integers and negative rationals and the use of absolute values and ordering.
- Operations with algebraic expressions test your ability with the evaluation of simple formulas and expressions; and the addition and subtraction of both monomials and polynomials. Both of these categories include questions about multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, evaluating positive, rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring.
- Equation solving, inequalities and word problems include solving systems of linear equations and quadratic equations by factoring, geometric reasoning, graphing and translating written phrases into algebraic expressions.