Accuplacer (Remote)


Note: this exam is only offered to admitted UCF students applying to the UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM).

Accuplacer is a computer placement test (CPT) that provides useful information about a test taker’s knowledge in the areas of elementary algebra, reading comprehension, and writing (sentence) skills. Prior course work and nationally standardized test scores determine which sections of Accuplacer tests must be taken. The results of the assessment are used to determine placement into a college course that meets a test taker’s skill level.

NSCM Applicants will be completing both the Reading and Writing exams. Both Accuplacer tests are computerized and multiple choice. The number of questions varies depending on which Accuplacer test is taken. The Reading section contains 20 questions. The Writing section contains 25 questions. Although Accuplacer tests are untimed, 45-minutes per test is recommended.

The Official Web-Based Study App

The ACCUPLACER web-based study app features practice tests in each test subject. It is accessible from most devices with internet access, and will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions. Access the free ACCUPLACER practice app.

The office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works in collaboration with the University Testing Center (UTC) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations for placement tests must have approval from the SAS office (407-823-2371 or sas@ucf.edu). Note: test takers should allow at least two (2) weeks for SAS and UTC to process the accommodation request once the formal request has been submitted to SAS.

Once UTC receives notification from the SAS office of a test takers testing accommodations, a UTC staff member will notify the student via email.

Note: Test takers seeking to test with accommodations must schedule their appointment time for Monday-Friday at 12:45 PM or earlier.

The cost for the Accuplacer exam is $36.00. This cost includes a $3.50 RegisterBlast convenience fee for online payments. All costs paid to the University Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All appointments must be booked a minimum of 2 hours prior to the desired date/time. To schedule an appointment, navigate to RegisterBlast.

After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you must contact UTC by emailing   utc@ucf.edu. You will receive a response during normal business hours to check your appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Appointments may be rescheduled up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled date/time at no cost by following the instructions below. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost; this includes if you cancel or arrive more than 15-minutes late

How to Reschedule Your Exam

  1. Navigate to www.registerblast.com/ucf/exam
  2. Click the My Account/ My Exams/ My History tab at the top of this page.
  3. Enter the email address you used to initially schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you’ll receive an email link that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with your registration history.
  8. Click the Reschedule link.
  9. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  10. Click the date and time to reschedule.
  11. After you have completed the step above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.
  •  Testing Equipment: You are required to connect via Zoom using a primary and secondary device. Both devices must have webcam (video) and audio capabilities. These devices must be connected to a power supply and you must remain connected (via Zoom) with the Proctor from both devices throughout the exam session.
    • Primary device must be a desktop (with a single monitor) or laptop computer.
    • Secondary device can be a tablet, phone or laptop.
  • Browser Requirements: The latest version of Chrome or Firefox is required (Internet Explorer is not compatible).
  • Download Zoom: Go to the Zoom website, download and install Zoom (on both devices).
    •  To check that Zoom was set up correctly, click here. Please use the option to join with video.
  • Zoom meeting link: Approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time, the proctor will send an email with the zoom meeting link and instructions to follow. Upon connecting with your secondary device, when asked to “join with audio”, press cancel.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to connect to Zoom as soon as they receive this email from UTC. Test takers arriving more than 10-minutes after the scheduled appointment time, may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid to UTC.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.
  • Testing Environment: Test takers are required to sit in a private, well-lit, quiet location where you will be undisturbed while testing. You will be asked to show your room, ceiling, floor, desk, under desk, and other views of your testing environment as requested by the Proctor. Your testing area (e.g. desk) must be free of clutter; you will be asked to remove any excess items. You cannot talk with anyone during the test session, but you can chat with the Proctor if assistance is needed.
    • Note: The use of scratch paper, notes, translators, dictionaries or any form of unauthorized materials is NOT permitted!
  • Test Taker Security Check: The test taker will be asked to show ankles, turn out any pants pockets, push up sleeves, show wrist and arms, any shirt pockets, turn up collars, take glasses off to show all sides of the glasses, and put hair behinds ears and off neck to turn side to side showing ears.
  • Zoom Session: The test taker must remain connected to the Proctor via Zoom throughout the exam session. Your camera and microphone must remain turned on; meaning you may not mute yourself unless instructed to do so by the Proctor (for secondary device only).
    • Screen Share Access: From the primary device, test takers are required to share the DESKTOP view throughout the exam session – the Proctor will further explain. You are required to give remote access control to your Proctor to validate the test and save your scores (if applicable).
      • If you are testing on a Mac, you will be required to allow the proctor remote access (Security/Privacy > Accessibility > Unlock with password > Click Zoom > Lock).
    • Virtual Backgrounds: Test takers are strictly prohibited from using virtual backgrounds and this setting will be disabled.
    • Recording: Please be aware that UTC records all online testing sessions.
  • Breaks: There are no breaks allowed during the remote proctoring test session.

If the exam is not passed on the first attempt, test takers may enroll in a remediation writing course. Test takers should consult with NSCM for a list of acceptable remediation courses. If the remediation course is completed with a grade of “B” or higher, then it is not necessary to retake the exam. If the remediation course is completed with a grade of “B-“ or lower, then the test takers may opt to retake the exam. Test takers have a maximum of two (2) attempts on the Accuplacer. Test takers should consult with the NSCM at (407) 823-2681 or nassc@ucf.edu or NSC 130 for questions about grammar proficiency requirements of limited access majors within the school.

Test takers will view their exam scores immediately upon completion of the exam. The UTC provides score information to NSCM on a weekly basis (typically on Fridays).

In order to pass the grammar proficiency requirement of limited access majors within the NSCM, test takers must earn a scaled score of 245 or higher on both exams (Reading and Writing).