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Reading Assessment

Do I Need to Take the Reading Assessment?

Students who have NOT met one of the following criteria will be required to complete their Reading Assessment prior to their New Sooner Orientation day:

  • Reading ACT score is 19 or higher,
  • Evidence Based Reading and Writing SAT score is 510 or higher,
  • OR have already successfully completed a heavy reading college-level course, such as history or government.

What to Expect

OU’s Reading Assessment is given through the College Board’s Accuplacer program. Accuplacer uses web-based assessments designed to evaluate student skills in reading and measure a student's ability to understand what he/she reads, to identify main ideas and make inferences.

The reading assessment is 20 questions and is untimed, although the average time spent on an attempt is one hour.

You will schedule your assessment through your New Sooner Orientation registration. If you need to reschedule your Reading Assessment, click here:

Reading Course PlacementScore
DRDG 0122200 - 260
College Level261 - 300

Important Notice: As per Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy, students testing into developmental/remedial coursework must successfully remediate deficient subject areas at the earliest possible time, within the first 24 college-level hours attempted.

If you have questions, please email the Assessment Center at