The Accuplacer is required for all first-time students who do not have current ACT/SAT scores, or who have not met the ACT/SAT requirement. The Accuplacer exams consist of three sections; Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math.
UVU Students: The Accuplacer is given on a walk-in basis in WS 112. Please see our testing hours for availability and office closures. Although not timed, taking all three subjects of the Accuplacer takes about 2 hours. Testing Services hands the last exam out 1 hour before we close, and so plan accordingly. UVU students can take either the entire Accuplacer exam in one sitting, or in parts. The test costs $10 for newly admitted students testing for the first time. A non-expired photo ID is required to test.
Retake Policy: The cost to retake the Accuplacer is $10 per subject. Effective as of February 6th, 2013, testers are permitted to three retakes in a six week period, with those retakes being at least one day apart.
Non-UVU Students: The cost for non-UVU students is $50.
Out of State Students: If you find a location near you that gives the Accuplacer, you can take the exam and fax an official score report to us. Our fax number is (801) 863-7076. Make sure you take the Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math portions.
If you cannot find a location that offers the Accuplacer, you will need to locate a college or a university in your area that is willing to proctor a computer based exam. They must be able to monitor the administration at all times. Also, they cannot be someone you know personally or professionally. When you find a location, contact our call center at (801) 863-8482 with the testing location’s name, contact person's name who will be administering the exam, their phone and fax number.
High Schools wanting to administer their own Accuplacer Exams would need to fill out the High School Proctor Security Agreement Form (pdf) and fax it to Colleen Sorensen, Director of Testing Services at (801) 863-7076.
The ACT Residual is normally given on Tuesday's at 8:30am during the summer months, and 4pm during the fall and spring months. All testing dates are subject to change, please see our office for details. The cost is $50.00 (cash or card). All candidates must come into our office at least 24 hours in advance to register. Please bring valid government issued photo identification and your payment (cash or card) at the time of registration. Scores for this test are only valid at UVU. A sixty day waiting period is required before retaking the ACT Residual and no writing is permitted in test booklets. For more details, please call (801) 863-8269.
More information on UVU admission requirements and the ACT.