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Math & Writing Placement

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Math & Writing Placement Preparation Guide

National Louis University wants to ensure your academic success. Before registering for a math or writing course at NLU, it is important to determine which course best suits your strengths.  The math and writing placement assessments help do that by measuring your skills and guiding your placement into the most appropriate level of math and writing for you.  

NLU uses the ACCUPLACER® math and writing placement assessments. ACCUPLACER® provides placement levels based on skill sets.  NLU has matched its math and writing courses to these placement levels based on the skill sets covered in each course.  By demonstrating competency in skill sets consistent for a certain course, you place out of that course and into the next course level.  

University policy requires you to take the placement assessments before enrolling in a math or writing course at NLU.  It is best to do it as early as possible in your program.

You must register for the placement assessments by filling out the online assessment registration form.  Make sure to provide all the required information on the form.  You will receive a registration confirmation email within two business days.  You are able to take only one of the assessments during a testing session, or you may take both assessments during the same session.  

There is no fee for your first take of the math placement assessment and the writing placement assessment.  If you wish to retake an assessment, there is a $10.00 fee.  

For placement results, contact your academic advisor after two business days from taking the placement assessments.

View our Math & Writing Placement Preparation Guide for more information on remote testing, accommodations, assessment format, assessment content, cut scores, and preparation materials.


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