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.
Think you might be exempt? Provide evidence to the Office of Admission or Academic Placement Testing before orientation.
Texas Wesleyan uses the Accuplacer, Webcape and specialized departmental exams for placement testing. The Accuplacer and Webcape are computer-based tests that assess your knowledge and abilities in English (Writing), Math, Reading Comprehension and Spanish.
Students who present TSI Test Scores may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer for initial course placement. College Board concordance tables are used to compare scores on the redesigned SAT with those that predate it. Students who obtain at least the following TSI scores will be exempt from enrolling in Developmental courses:
Wesleyan does not accept the THEA, Compass or other placement tests in place of the Accuplacer. Wesleyan requires specific sections of the Accuplacer, so please contact Academic Placement Testing prior to testing at any alternate locations.
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.
Testing sessions are offered daily. Although advanced registration for these sessions is highly encouraged, individual arrangements can be made.
If you do not meet the minimum score requirements, you will be placed in developmental courses. Developmental courses:
During the university's COVID-19 closure, all placement tests will be completed online with the use of virtual proctoring software. For more details, contact Richard Jolivette.
If you think you need to take your test in another location, please contact our testing coordinator at email@example.com.
During the university's COVID-19 closure, placement testing will be given using virtual proctoring software. A photo ID is required before taking the exam.
Students must adhere to the following policies while testing:
During the university's COVID-19 closure, students who need only the math portion of the placement test will take an in-house placement test proctored virtually by our testing coordinator. Students who score a 5 or below will be placed into MAT0300 (developmental course). Students who score between 6-10 will be placed into MAT0301 (developmental course). Students who score 11 and above will be college-ready and can take MAT1302 or MAT1304 depending on the requirements of their major.
Passing Scores - Either a score of 6, 7 or 8 on the essay portion of the exam or a score of 5 on the essay and a minimum score of 250 on the Sentence Skills exam. Students who score lower than the standard are placed in ENG 0300 or WRT 0311 for Non-native speakers of English.
Restricted classes if minimum passing score is not met: ENG 1301 or any course in which ENG 1301 is a prerequisite.
Passing Scores - 253 and above on the Reading Comprehension exam. Students who score lower than the standard are placed in RDG 0301 or RDG 0311 for Non-native speakers of English.
Restricted classes if minimum passing score is not met: BIO 1321/1121, HIS 2301, HIS 2303, HIS 2321, HIS 2322, PSY 1301, and POL 2311.
Passing Scores - 245 and above on the Advanced Algebra exam. Restricted classes if minimum passing score is not met: MAT 1302 (college algebra) or any course in which MAT 1302 is a prerequisite.