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COVID-19 response

The Learning Center is currently open for testing and tutoring by appointment only. A face covering is required while in the Learning Center.

Online test proctoring and math/statistics tutoring through Zoom will continue to be available.

Appointments will be offered during our open hours. Please check frequently as hours may change with little to no notice. Thank you for your understanding.

UAS Exams

The Testing Center is currently operating by appointment only. If you would like to take one of the following tests, please give us a call or email us to schedule a time.

  • UAS Course Exam
  • CNA Accuplacer
  • CIS Placement Test
  • MAT Impromptu Essay
  • CLEP

Students taking UAS exams through the Testing Center are required to bring current photo identification. This can be your UAS student ID, or a goverment issued ID such as a drivers license or passport.

Online Testing

The UAS Juneau Testing Center is now offering online test proctoring via Zoom for certain exams.

To take a test:

  1. Make an appointment: You can call us at 907-796-6348, or email us at juneau.testing@alaska.edu
  2. Make sure you are fully prepared to test, you will need:
    • A computer or device with a microphone, webcam, and a stable internet connection. Test your device
    • A distraction free enviornment for the duration of your test.
    • A photo ID (UAS student ID, or goverment issued such as a drivers liscence or passport)
  3. When you are ready to begin, click the "take my test" button below. You can login to Zoom with your UAS account. Please be aware that you will be required to share your video, audio, and computer screen with Testing Center staff during the exam.
  Take My Test 

Hours

Testing hours are the same as the Learning Center's regular open hours.

Proctor Setup fo Non-UA Course Exams

To make The UAS Testing Center your distance test proctor, you must make arrangements with the campus that is offering the course. Here is the information to give them:

Our Name: UAS Juneau Testing Center
Title: Proctoring Staff
Address:

Egan Library, 1st Floor
Mailstop: BE1
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: 907-796-6348
Fax: 907-796-6225
Email: juneau.testing@alaska.edu

UA E-Learning Sites

UA Fairbanks

UA Anchorage

Sitka

Placement Testing Overview

New UAS students will need to complete both Math placement and Writing placement.

You may not need to take a placement test if you have...

  • taken the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement Exam with a score of 3 or higher. For details see the UAS Catalog, Advanced Placement Credit
  • ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores, see our placement table for details.
  • taken the CLEP English Composition with Essay and scored 500 points or higher; or taken a Math CLEP and scored 50 points or higher. For details see the UAS Catalog, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • or if you have passed an English/writing or math class at another university (with a grade C or better).  For details see the UAS Transfer Credit Policy.

All test scores and transcripts must be approved by the Registrar's Office. All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before signing up for classes.

Math Placement

Taking the ALEKS math placement test

Admitted UAS students can visit the University of Alaska ALEKS page to get started. You will need to login with your UA account (Use ELMO to retrieve/reset your username and password). The ALEKS test is not proctored.

For dual enrollment/non-degree seeking students follow this guide to get started.

Test results

You will receive computer-scored results immediately after you finish the test. For help in interpreting your score please refer to the placement scores table. If you are concerned about the results, please talk to a staff member after the exam.

Writing Placement

For writing placement you will use a process called Directed Self-Placement, where you will answer a series of questions to help you determine which writing course is the best fit for you. Use the link below to get started.

Writing Directed Self Placement

Accuplacer

Some academic programs may require an Accuplacer writing placement test for admission. There is no time limit. On average, students take about 2.5 hours to complete the test.

Study

See Accuplacer for free sample questions, answer keys, and a study app 

Test fee

The Accuplacer writing placement test costs $10 and students can pay online through our test payment site.

Taking the test

In Juneau, the Accuplacer writing placement test can be taken in the Learning Center, or online via our Zoom proctoring service. Call or email to make an appointment.

Test results

You will receive computer-scored results immediately after you finish the test. For help in interpreting your score please refer to the placement scores table. If you are concerned about the results, please talk to a staff member after the exam.

Computer Skills Placement Exam

The CS Placement Exam is not required. However, if you are planning on taking computer classes (CIS, CS, etc.), you will need to either take CIS 105 (Computer Literacy) or place out of CIS 105 with the CS Placement Exam.

Test content

Please refer to the computer skills placement preparation document.

Taking the test

The CIS Placement test is proctored, and can be taken any time during our regular open hours. Currently you may take the CIS Placement test using our Online Proctoring via Zoom service.

Test fee

The CIS Placement Exam costs $10 and can be paid online through our test payment site.

Test results

Tests are scored immediately.

Accuplacer Next Generation Writing Placement Table

Writing Placement Test scores range from 400-600. UAOnline will use your highest score to determine placement. Note that the ranges below represent minimum scores needed to register for a course. Students should work with their advisor to determine the best course to take.

Combined Reading & WritingClass Placement
400 - 499WRTG 090
500 - 529WRTG 110
530 or aboveWRTG 111

* All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before signing up for classes

Writing Placement with ACT or SAT scores (Effective Feb. 11th, 2019)

In addition to ACCUPLACER, an incoming student will have the opportunity to waive Writing 111 and place into writing classes by submitting ACT and SAT scores. Test scores will be evaluated upon admission to UAS. Student test results must reflect the following:

ACT/SAT Placement Table
CourseACT English + Reading Total Combined ScoreSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
WRTG S211, S21260–72710–800
WRTG S11136–59480–700
WRTG S11030–35430–470
WRTG S09026–29390–420

Placement for current National GED Test: Reasoning Through Language Arts

Students may place into Writing classes by submitting GED scores. Test scores will be evaluated upon admission to UAS.

CourseGED: Reasoning Through Language Arts
WRTG S110145-164
WRTG S111165 or higher
1 credit of 100 level English credit175 or higher

Students may also place into WRTG S090 by taking TABE 11 & 12.

ALEKS Math Placement Table

Math Placement Test scores range from 0 to 100. UAOnline will use your highest score to determine placement. Note that the ranges below represent minimum scores needed to register for a course. Students should work with their advisor to determine the best course to take.

ALEKS Placement ScoreUAS MATH/STAT Course Placement*
78-100MATH 251**
70-100MATH 211/212
65-77MATH 152**
55-77MATH 151
55-100STAT 200 (formerly STAT 273)
30-100MATH 113, STAT 107
30-54MATH 105
17-29MATH 055
0-16MATH 054
  • * All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before signing up for classes
  • ** MATH 151 and MATH 152 are both prerequisites for MATH 251. If you score a 65–77 on the ALEKS placement test and wish to take MATH 251 in the future, successful completion of MATH 151 is required.

Standardized Tests

GRE, PRAXIS, CLEP, BAR, and many other acronymic offerings.

Study Tip: Be sure to check out web resources dedicated to helping students prepare for standardized tests:

The Test Prep Review site links to over 70 practice tests for exams such as  the ACT, CLEP, GRE, and Praxis.

A variety of practice tests and related resources for similar standardized exams can also be found at the Test Prep Practice site.

The Study Guide Zone offers free resources for students, beginning professionals, and anyone else who wants to improve their score on a standardized test.

The UAS Testing Center is certified to proctor many standardized tests. You do not need to be a student to test at our facility; the Testing Center serves the entire Juneau and Southeast community.

  • Candidates who wish to register for ABC Water Quality, CLEP, FAA & FCC, MAT, and TEAS exams should call the testing center to arrange an appointment.
  • All other standardized testing candidates must register through the testing company, not through the UAS Testing Center.

Please use resources below to contact your testing company directly. Additionally, we keep informational bulletins in stock; these packets clarify registration deadlines and fees and offer tips on test taking.


Alaska Bar Exam(Alaska Bar Association)www.alaskabar.org
CLEP(College-LevelExamination Program)www.collegeboard.org
GRE(Graduate Record Examinations)www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register
LSAT(Law School Admission Test)www.lsac.org
MPRE(Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination)www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/
NCEES(National Counsel of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)www.ncees.org
Pearson VUE(Offers a variety of professional certification exams)www.pearsonvue.com
PRAXIS(Teacher license and certification tests)www.ets.org/praxis/register/paper
PSI/Lasergrade(FAA, FCC, and Alaska Trade Association exams)www.lasergrade.com
SSAT(Secondary School Admissions Test)www.ssat.org

Payment Instructions

Course exams from University of Alaska campuses are always free. For other exams, we may charge an administration fee. Those fees have to be paid before you can take the test – either through our online payment portal with a credit/debit card before you come to the Learning Center or at the Learning Center on the day of the test (cash or check). Payment of the testing fee is required prior to administration of the examination or test. 

Testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have any questions, please call 907-796-6348 prior to making payment.

Testing Fees

Pay Online

Placement TestsExam Fee (effective November 1, 2016)
UAS CIS$10
UAS CNA$10
UAS Alaska Marine Highway System English Proficiency Test$10
UAS Maritime and Multi-Skilled Workers$10
UAA or UAF CIS$10
In addition, UAA and UAF may charge fees
E-Learning ExamsExam Fee
UA E-Learning course exams (UAA, UAF, UAS Sitka, UAS Ketchikan)No charge
Non-UA exams — for other universities or agencies
This includes placement exams and E-Learning course exams
$50/UAS exam fee or $150 per semester per class
Standardized Exams/VendorExam Fees
ASE — Automotive Service ExcellencePayment made to vendor upon registration
CLEP$50 to UAS + $85 to CLEP — Total cost $135
Dantes (DSST)$50 to UAS + $85 to Dantes — Total cost $135
FAA Federal Aviation Administration/PSIPayment made to vendor upon registration
GRE IBTPayment made to vendor upon registration
Miller's Analogies Test (MAT)$100
Pearson VuePayment made to vendor upon registration
PRAXISPayment made to vendor upon registration
PSI (all PSI exams except FAA and FCC)Payment made to vendor upon registration
The Institutes$50 
ScantronPayment made to vendor upon registration
Servsafe$50
 

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