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Placement Assessments

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At UC Clermont, we are committed to your success! The placement assessments are part of that commitment and will assess your skills in various areas to determine the best courses for you to begin a successful academic experience.

Retakes and Appeals

English Guided Self-Placement Appeal Procedures

Students may request to change the course they chose during the Guided Self Placement survey by emailing the Placement Coordinator at ClermontPlacement@uc.edu. Change of course request must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the term during which the student wishes to begin the English composition sequence. 

ALEKS PPL (Math Placement Assessment) Retake Policy

Can I retake the ALEKS PPL Assessment?

Yes, you may take up to five Placement Assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is required that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module between placement assessments so that you can improve your skills. Between your first and second attempts, you must spend three hours working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. You must spent five hours working in your Prep and Learning Module between all subsequent attempts.

Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately?

You can take the placement test up to five times. We recommend you take the test before you start the workshop to assess what topics you need help with. The workshop is structured such that you learn simpler topics first and then layer on those to build up your skills to solve more complex math problems. Each layer is presented in a three-step approach; Try, Learn, and Practice. If you can solve the problems under Try, then feel free to skip to the next page which will build on what you already know. If you are unable to do the problems under Try on the next page, then you should spend time reviewing the video under Learn and then go ahead and Practice what you learned. 

Use this strategy to keep learning and building your skills as you progress through the workshop. The placement test also has a Prep and Learning Module that you can use to improve your skills. After the workshop take the placement test again and use the score you receive to move forward with class registration. While you can retake the test up to five times, this can quickly become an exercise in frustration if adequate time is NOT put into actually learning the math. We, therefore, DO NOT recommend taking it three or more times unless you have a special circumstance.

Learn more about math placement assessment workshop available through the UC Clermont Learning Commons.  

Optional Foreign Language Test

The Foreign Language test is optional and is meant for students who have had two or more years of a high school language, or those who have prior knowledge of a second language and wish to continue studying the same language.  The test helps students determine which course is appropriate based on their experience with the language. 

The test assesses knowledge in the following languages offered at Clermont College: French, German and Spanish. It is an adaptive test, so the level of difficulty increases and decreases based on how you answer the questions. To take the test you will click the link below, create an account and then login. Once logged in, you can choose the test you wish to take.  

Begin the Optional Foreign Language Test for French, German or Spanish.  

For a language placement assessment in American Sign Language, please contact Kim Clifford. 

Based on placement test scores and grades earned in the completed course, students may receive credit in the language, up to a maximum of 10 credit hours. For example, if a student places into French 1012 and earns a C minus or better, they could receive credit for French 1011. 
To get more information about language placement testing, please contact CCLanguagePlacement@uc.edu .

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