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What is Accuplacer? Oklahoma City University has implemented an Accuplacer Reading Test to determine readiness for ENGL 1113 Composition I and other reading intensive courses. Accuplacer uses web-based assessments designed to evaluate student skills in reading and measure a student's reading comprehension, ability to identify main ideas, and ability to make inferences.

Am I required to take the Accuplacer? Students with an ACT reading sub-score of 19 or higher and/or an SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing of 510 or higher, or students entering OCU having completed a college-level English Composition course are not required to take the Accuplacer. If you have not reported any ACT or SAT scores to OCU by July 1, you will be instructed to take a proctored Accuplacer Reading Test prior to Aug. 1 to determine baseline reading proficiency.

How long does the Accuplacer assessment take? The reading assessment is 20 questions and is untimed, although the average time spent on an attempt is one hour.

How do I take Accuplacer? With rare exceptions, OCU administers the Accuplacer Reading Test remotely with the assistance of a third-party virtual proctor, Examity. Once you register to take the Accuplacer with OCU (see form below), you will be contacted requesting additional information that will allow our staff to generate a testing voucher. Once generated, you will schedule your virtually proctored test on the Examity website.

How much does Accuplacer cost? There is no fee for Accuplacer if you plan to attend OCU. There is, however, a remote proctoring fee of $10 paid to the third-party virtual proctor, Examity, that must be paid at the time you take Accuplacer. Students will be prompted to pay upon scheduling a test. Examity accepts all major credit and debit cards. Click here for more information about Examity. You can watch this video for more details on how to get started with Examity once you have registered for the test using the for below.

When should I take the Accuplacer? As soon as possible. Students are required to concurrently enroll in ENLG 1071 Integrated Writing Lab and ENGL 1113 Composition I in their first semester if they have not taken the Accuplacer by Aug. 1 or haven’t scored a 240 or higher.

What happens if I don’t take the Accuplacer? If the Accuplacer is not completed by Aug. 1, or a student scores 239 or less on the Accuplacer, they will be required to concurrently enroll in ENLG 1071 Integrated Writing Lab and ENGL 1113 Composition I in their first semester. Students transferring with more than 29 hours are not subject to the above requirements.

Are practice test and preparation materials available? You can access the Accuplacer Web-Based Study App at

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Accuplacer that aren’t answered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Academic Affairs at [email protected].

To register for the Accuplacer Reading Test, complete the short form below.