Placement Tests

UCC requires placement testing for most new certificate- or degree-seeking students. This includes students taking credit classes for personal enrichment. Without placement test scores or previous college credit, it is difficult to estimate your potential for success in classes that require a minimum level of reading, writing or math skills. You can’t fail a placement test, but it pays to prepare in advance and do your best.

If you're worried about taking these tests – don't be! The information is only used to help us find out which classes will be right for you.

Walk-in Placement Testing Hours (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday: 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
OR by Appointment

Walk-in Placement Testing Hours (SUMMER)
Tuesday: 7:15 am - 3:00 pm
OR by Appointment

Our office is closed on major holidays. Check the Academic Calendar for additional information on campus closures.

MATH: ALEKS Placement Assesment

ALEKS is an online inventory of your math skills. ALEKS will guide you through the process.

  • VIDEO: Welcome to ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL)
  • READING & WRITING: ACCUPLACER

    ACCUPLACER is an assessment of your reading skills.

    You should study beforehand:

    After you receive your placement results:

    Review these charts to see your placement course Math Placement Guide and English Placement Guide

    NOTE: Practice & Prepare to Test at Umpqua Community College. It's important to review before taking your placement tests. It could save you time and money!

    Testing Center Policies

    All testing requires a photo ID. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Personal calculators must be approved before the test.  However, the testing center does provide the option of a calculator for questions that will require the use of one.

    The testing center provides scratch paper and pens or eraseble white board. 

    All cell phones must be turned off and stored in the backpack, purse, jacket, etc., and stored inside the Testing Center.

    No children are allowed in the Testing Center.

    No children may be left unattended outside during testing.

    Allow approximately 2 hours for taking the test. 

    If you require any special accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services to arrange taking your Placement test.

    Contact

    Roger Sanchez

    Roger Sanchez - contact
    Testing Coordinator
    541-440-7659

    Placement Testing

    Chemeketa requires placement testing for most new certificate- or degree-seeking students. This includes students taking credit classes for personal enrichment. Without placement test scores or previous college credit, it is difficult to estimate your potential for success in classes that require a minimum level of reading, writing or math skills. You can’t fail a placement test, but it pays to prepare in advance and do your best.

     

    You might be exempt from the placement test if you can provide transcripts or scores for-

     

    Smarter Balanced scores from 11th grade may be used in place of testing within the first year after high school graduation

    College credit from Chemeketa or another college

    Previous placement scores less than 5 years old (COMPASS, ASSET or Accuplacer)

    AP, IB or CLEP credit

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