8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please review the following FAQs for information about placement exams.
Texas Wesleyan uses the Accuplacer for placement testing. The Accuplacer is a computer based test that assesses your knowledge and abilities in English (Writing), Math and Reading Comprehension.
Wesleyan does not accept the THEA, Compass or TSI or other placement tests in place of the Accuplacer.
Your SAT, ACT, AP tests and college credits are all reviewed to determine whether or not you need placement exams. Students who do not meet the exemptions listed below are required to take placement exams.
*If you achieve a Math SAT score of 600 or above or a Math ACT scores of 28 or above, you are qualified to take a paper based pre-calculus test. The pre-calculus test is scored by the Wesleyan math department.
Think you might be exempt? Provide evidence to the Office of Admission or New Student Programs before orientation.
Test times vary for each student and depend on the number of tests taken. There are no time limits for each Accuplacer section, however, each test session is limited to three hours. If you do not finish testing in 3 hours, you will be asked to return to complete your tests at another time. Students who need multiple sections are not required to complete all sections in one testing session.
Please note that testing typically starts 15-20 minutes after the posted exam time. The first 15-20 minutes are dedicated to addressing testing questions, check-in and testing instructions. If you are under strict time constraints, or have prior commitments that may limit your time to test, we strongly encourage you to reschedule.
You are not required to complete all of your placement exams at one time. We recommend that students needing English, Math and Reading placement avoid taking all of their tests on the same day.
Testing is only offered at designated times. You must register for one of the scheduled test times. Individual testing appointments can also be made.
If you do not meet the minimum score requirements, you will be placed in developmental courses. Developmental courses:
You have two attempts for each section of the Accuplacer. You must wait until the next business day before your second attempt.
There is no charge for your initial Accuplacer testing. There is a $10 charge for each section you retake. On May 1, 2015 the retesting charge will increase to $20 per section.
Students will always meet in the Academic Success Center for testing, although test locations may vary.
You may contact New Student Programs to find an alternate testing location at another college or university. Please note that alternate testing locations may charge fees for testing.
Students must adhere to the following policies while testing:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.