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Class & Placement Testing

Class & Placement Testing

The Learning Commons offers testing services for students needing to take out-of-class exams. The testing center will also administer placement exams to in-coming students, which help establish the appropriate introductory coursework at the University.

Testing Information

Class Testing

Class testing is the most common service provided by the testing center and include make-up tests due to athletic events or other reasons and accommodation testing (extended time, distraction-reduced space, etc.). You must register through the Office of Disability Services before scheduling an exam with accommodations. Students need to make an appointment to take out-of-class exams using the online booking system. Students must take their tests prior to their instructor's assigned deadline and during our hours of operation. As with all testing, photo ID is required and no personal belongings (bags, cellphones, etc.) are allowed in the testing room. 


Placement Testing

Placement exams are designed and used to determine the best fit for students as they begin Urbana courses. Your admissions advisor will notify you about placement exams that are required before enrollment. Urbana uses ACCUPLACER tests to determine Re-Entry math and Reading and Writing. For more information about ACCUPLACER visit College Board.

Placement testing is offered on Urbana's campus for Urbana students only. 

Students unable to travel to campus (30 minutes or more from the Urbana campus) must find a Proctor to administer their placement exams. Acceptable proctors for the Accuplacer placement tests include schools included in the "Remote Accuplacer Network" or Accuplacer's online proctoring partner, Examity.

It is recommended that students take time to prepare for placement tests. Click here for study materials. There is a $15 fee for placement exam retakes. Students can register and pay for their retake here.

Want to be sure you know what to expect when taking placement exams? Then check out Student Information for Placement Testing.

Testing Policies

  1. A valid photo ID is required. This can be a student ID, driver’s license, passport, state ID, or military ID. 
  2. All personal belongings will be placed with the testing staff member in a secure area outside the testing space. The following items are not permitted in the testing room: 
    • Purses/ book bags/ brief cases 
    • Hats 
    • Food 
    • Cell phones, pagers, iPods, PDAs, Bluetooth headsets and other electronic devices 
  3. Please allow adequate time to check in and receive instructions for your exam. 
  4. Special arrangements (extensions, additional permitted materials, etc.) must be requested from your instructor. Students testing through the Office of Disability Services must request accommodations before scheduling a test in the testing center.
  5. No exams are given beyond the specified date without permission from the instructor. 
  6. Communication with others in or outside the testing room is prohibited. If seen conversing with others your test will be confiscated. 
  7. Accessing any outside resources during your testing session may result in the termination of your exam. Any such activity will be reported. 
  8. Going in and out of the testing room for breaks is not allowed. Please use the restroom before you enter the testing room and beginning your exam. 
  9. When you are finished, bring this sheet and your completed exam to the proctor on duty. 
  10. All scrap paper must be turned in to the proctor once your testing session has ended. Anything you used during testing must be collected- including permitted note sheets. 
  11. Come prepared for and give enough time to complete your exam prior to the Learning Commons closing. All tests will be terminated at closing time regardless of time remaining. 
  12. Items left in the testing room will be placed in a lost and found drawer. 
  13. If you have questions during your exam please exit the testing room and speak to an available proctor. 
  14. Failure to comply with these policies or Urbana University policies may result in the termination of your exam.