Testing Services

Accuplacer and ALEKS PPL Placement Tests (Student Assessment)

  • All placement tests at the Wasatch Campus testing center are administered through computer-based test systems.
  • The Accuplacer test is used for placement into English courses.
  • The ALEKS PPL system is used for placement into math courses.
  • The Testing Center, located in the Administrative Suite, gives out its last assessment test at 6pm, Monday through Thursday and at 3pm on Fridays.
  • Fees: The accuplacer costs $10.00 for the first assessment. The initial fee covers both the Math and English portions of the test. Retakes cost extra.
  • Retakes: A student is allowed to take the test three times during a six-week period. The cost of the retake is $10 for Math and $20 for an English retake. Retakes cannot be taken the same day as the initial test.

Test Preparation Resources

  • Study guides for Accuplacer can be found online.
  • ALEKS PPL has built-in modules to help improve scores for math placement.

ACT Residual Exam

The ACT-R is offered at the Orem Campus. Please visit their website at www.uvu.edu/testingservices for more details.

All candidates must come into the UVU Orem Campus Testing Center office at least 24 hours in advance to register, or if you live in the Wasatch or Summit counties, you may phone. Please bring a valid government-issued photo identification and your payment in cash at the time of registration. Scores to this test are only valid here at UVU. A sixty day waiting period is required before retaking the ACT Residual. For more information, please call (801)863-8269 or visit Testing Services in Orem.

ACT National Test Dates

The Wasatch Campus will host the ACT National Exam for all 5 test dates during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Students must contact their high school counselor or sign up on-line with ACT.

ACT National Test Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Reg. Deadline Est. Score Release
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017 September 19, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017 November 7, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017 December 19, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018 February 20, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018 April 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018 June 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018 July 24, 2018


Proctored Testing

The Wasatch Campus offers proctored testing during our normal testing hours (Monday through Thursday,8am to 8pm, and Fridays 8am to 5pm) with the last proctored exam starting two hours before closing. Check with your institution or agency regarding how they require exams be sent to our site.

To set up a proctor, please contact Sheila Nielson (sheila.nielson@uvu.edu) after you have followed your institution's process. We prefer that you schedule an appointment in advance for any proctored exam. We cannot guarantee you will be able to take an exam without an appointment. Please bring a valid ID card. We charge $20 per exam as a proctor fee.

For proctored testing for UVU online courses, please refer to www.uvu.edu/otl. The UVU Wasatch Campus proctor center code is: PR1092. We charge $5 per exam as a proctor fee for UVU online exams.