UC Clermont

Placement Testing

At UC Clermont we are committed to your success! The placement test is 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.

The Placement Test consists of the portions below. Most incoming students need to complete all portions but some students are able to opt out of a test based on minimum ACT or SAT scores or transfer credit. See score exemptions to determine which tests you need to complete. It will not hurt you to complete a test even if you could have opted out. So if you are unsure, take them all!

Retakes and Appeals

English Placement Test Appeal Procedures

Submission of an Appeal Packet only guarantees that the student's placement will be carefully re-evaluated. It does not guarantee that the student's English course placement will be changed.

Appeal Packets 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.

Appeals that rely only on contextual factors (such as why a student didn’t do well on the Placement Test) are less persuasive than those that emphasize the strengths of the writing submitted.

Appeal Packet Requirements

1. A completed cover sheet.

2. A thorough, thoughtful, and persuasive letter explaining the reasons for requesting reconsideration. Remember, along with your other enclosures, this letter is evidence of your writing and reflective abilities. Please, provide your UC username and UCID.

3. Two or three pieces of expository writing of at least 500 words each, written for a 12th grade English course/college course/employment situation. Do not submit poetry or fiction. If possible, submit the original, graded copy. The only piece of writing you should compose specifically for this appeal process is the letter requesting reconsideration.

Submit your packet to:
Dr. Jo Ann Thompson
ATTN: English Placement Appeal
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103

Math Placement Test Retake Policy

All students are given the option to retake the test ONLINE one time. After the second attempt at the Math Placement Test, retakes must be proctored by UC staff and can only be taken after 21 days have passed from the last attempt.

Please contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment to retake your Math Placement Test.

Contact Information

E-mail: clctest@uc.edu

Testing Services is currently available virtually Monday-Friday,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.