Accuplacer (In-Person) – NSCM Applicants


Notice: Beginning in Spring 2022, this exam is available both in-person at the University Testing Center and via remote proctoring. Remote proctoring is a one-on-one service and has a higher associated testing cost. For more information about remote testing, visit the Accuplacer remote testing information page here.

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-taker’s 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 in-person testing cost for the Accuplacer exam is $36.00. All costs paid to the University Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Review UTC Policies

Review the University Testing Center’s policies prior to test day. Items such as outwear (hoodies, sweaters, jackets, pullovers, cardigans, any form of second layer clothing), watches, and electronic devices are not permitted into the test room. UTC does offer lockers at no additional cost. The full list of UTC policies can be found here.

Schedule A Test Appointment

All appointments must be booked a minimum of 24 hours prior to the desired date/time. To schedule an appointment, navigate to RegisterBlast.

After completing the registration process, the test registration confirmation will be emailed. If a confirmation email is not received, test-takers must contact UTC during normal business hours to check appointment status.

Rescheduling an Appointment

Test takers may reschedule their appointments at no cost up to 7 days prior to the scheduled test date/time by following the instructions below. To reschedule within 7 days, test-takers would need to email a cancellation notice to UTC and schedule a new appointment, including full repayment of the test cost. Missed appointments will require full repayment of the test cost, this includes cancelation or arrivals more than 15-minutes late.

How to Reschedule

  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 used to initially schedule the exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, a link will be emailed that is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received.
  7. A new window will open with the test-taker’s 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 completing the step above, a confirmation email with the new test date will be received.
  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. Test-takers should call the UTC front desk at 407-823-5109 for directions if needed.
  • Arrival Time: Test-takers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test-takers arriving more than 15 minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test-takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. Additional details on the acceptable ID policy are located on the Acceptable IDs page.

 

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 receive a printed copy of their exam score 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).