WritePlacer (In-Person)

This exam is available in-person at the University Testing Center for UCF students applying to the Advertising/Public Relations (Ad/PR) major in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM).

This is an invitation-only exam. Students who submit a limited-access admission application to the Ad/PR program will be notified via Knights email if they are selected to participate in the WritePlacer exam process.

*Students can apply to the Ad/PR major a maximum of two times. After a second unsuccessful attempt, they must choose another major. Ad/PR applicants must take the WritePlacer exam each time they apply to the major.

WritePlacer is a computer placement test (CPT) that evaluates writing skills such as focus of the text, sentence structure, and organization. The purpose of the test is to measure how well a student can develop an argument, using evidence-based support as well as the appropriate mechanical conventions.

Students taking WritePlacer are presented with a prompt and asked to write an essay of 300 to 600 words. Scores on WritePlacer range from 1 to 8. NSCM students will have one (1) hour to test.

WritePlacer Guide with sample essays

This downloadable PDF from CollegeBoard includes information about the format of the WritePlacer test, along with sample essays.

Test Dates

Semester Test Dates
Spring 2024 Tuesday, February 6 – Tuesday, February 20
Summer 2024 Monday, July 8 – Monday, July 22
Fall 2024 Friday, October 4 – Friday, October 18

Early registration is strongly recommended due to limited seating per test date. You must complete the registration process a minimum of 24 hours prior to your desired test date and time. Tests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 12:30 PM or earlier.

Alternate-Site Testing: (Out-of-state, Study Abroad)

Students who are not able to test in-person due to exceptional circumstances outside their control may contact UTC at utc@ucf.edu to provide documentation and request approval for WritePlacer testing at an alternate approved test site. The cost of testing at an alternate site varies, and is dependent on the pricing at that site. Alternate test sites are available in most of the continental U.S., and must be requested a minimum of 4-5 business days in advance. Students outside the U.S. during the entire test window should email utc@ucf.edu to discuss further testing options.

The in-person testing cost for the WritePlacer 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 layered 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.

  • You MUST enter your correct UCF ID number (NOT your NID) when registering for this exam. Your UCF ID is 7-digits with no letter and can be found on your UCF student ID card as shown below:

UCF ID with arrow

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.


How to view your score report:

Go to https://studentportal.accuplacer.org/#/studentisr

  • Scroll to the “Find your test results” box in blue, and complete the requested information.
  • Your “Student ID” should be your UCFID number as shown on your UCF ID card- 7 digits, no letters.
  • Click the yellow “Search”  button, then click on your student record when it appears below, and click on the send score report button.
  • This will email your score report to the email address you provided for your exam.

About your results:

  • The University Testing Center provides score information to NSCM prior to review of applications each semester. Scores on WritePlacer range from 1 to 8, with 8 being the highest score.
  • There is no pass or fail on the WritePlacer test. Each student’s score will be evaluated as part of a competitive admissions process for the Ad/PR program at UCF.
  • Test takers should consult with the NSCM at (407) 823-2681 or nassc@ucf.edu or go to NSC 130 for questions about requirements of limited-access majors within the school.