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University College Assessment Center

Wagner 270 testing

Welcome

Empowering student success through accurate placement into OU courses is the primary focus of the University College Assessment Center. Individual assessments are available for math, reading and writing.

Hours of Operation

The Center will not be open for assessments until Monday, February 22nd, in preparation for the summer/fall term.

When regular hours resume:
Monday & Thursday:
8:15 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:15 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Testers will not be seated after 2:30 p.m. on any days without special arrangement. No appointment is necessary, and walk-in testers are welcome.

Closed Saturday and Sunday.

For additional information, email the Assessment Center at ucac@ou.edu.

What to Expect

The University of Oklahoma requires an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment and Accuplacer reading and writing assessments to determine readiness for various courses.

Math Assessment
The University of Oklahoma requires all first-time OU students or transfer students who need to enroll in a math course to take an ALEKS mathematics assessment to determine their proper placement. The ALEKS Placement Assessment covers material from basic math through pre-calculus and will provide an accurate description of a student’s math skills and a recommended course placement. Here is additional information about Math Assessment.

Reading Assessment
All incoming OU students with an ACT reading sub-score of an 18 or less are required to take a reading assessment to determine whether they must take a developmental reading course before moving on to higher reading leveled courses.There are no enrollment restrictions for students with an ACT reading sub-score of 19 or higher. Here is additional information about Reading Assessment.

Writing Assessment
All incoming OU students with an ACT English sub-score of an 18 or less are required to take a writing assessment to determine whether they must take a remedial English course before moving on to ENGL 1113. There are no enrollment restrictions for students with an ACT English sub-score of 19 or higher. Here is additional information about the Writing Assessment.

What to Expect