Current ACT/SAT scores are required for all students under the age of 20; all students 20 or older are required to take the Accuplacer placement test. If the ACT or SAT have not been completed or are expired (two years for math and three years for English), placement testing (ACT-R or Accuplacer) is required.
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.
Accuplacer provides free study resources on the following page of their website: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer
The ACT Residual is administered on Tuesdays by appointment only. For specific dates and times, call our office at (801) 863-8269. The cost is $50.00 (cash or credit). 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 credit) 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.
Every October, the current supplies of testing for this program are returned to the national testing company before new materials are sent out. In years past, this has required a delay in testing for a week or two while this house-cleaning project takes place. ACT has decided that the entire month of October is considered a dead period (meaning no testing) for this change out project. We are so sorry for any inconvenience that this causes. Should you be in need of assistance for testing during this window of time, please contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation.
There are a vast array of study materials available for the ACT. UVU's Admissions office has identified the following as a free quality source: http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/.