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How do I know if I need to take and English or Reading assessments?
There are no enrollment restrictions for students with an English or Reading ACT sub-score of 19 or higher and/or an SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score of 480 or higher. All students who do not meet this threshold must take the Reading and/or English Placement Assessment(s).
How long does it take to complete the assessment?
English and Reading assessments are untimed, but they usually take about an hour to complete. The Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS) has a three-hour time limit, but students usually complete the assessment in approximately 90 minutes.
How many times am I allowed to take a placement exam?
English and Reading assessments are limited to two attempts. The Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS) is limited to three attempts. See guidelines to retake ALEKS.
Do I have to take the assessments on the OU campus?
No. However, a proctored setting is required for all assessments. The ALEKS Math Placement Assessment may be taken via online proctoring and will require a high-speed internet connection, webcam, Windows or Apple Operating System, government issued photo ID. For additional information regarding the Math Placement Assessment, click here. Remote testing sites are available for the English and Reading assessments. For additional information regarding remote testing sites, contact the OU Assessment Center at email@example.com.