Math and English Course Placement

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All assessments are valid for (2) years. Initial assessments are free while re-tests will incur a $25 re-test fee. For advising on placement scores, please contact a college success advisor at (808) 689-2689 or uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu.

Math Placement

UH West O’ahu Math course placement is determined with an ACT, SAT, AP, or Smarter Balanced score. If you do not have a valid placement score, you may enroll in Math 100 or Math 103M and Math 103L (5 credits total). If you need placement into any other Math course, you will need to complete an Accuplacer assessment and earn the qualifying cut scores listed in the sheet below:

Math Accuplacer FAQ

Math Accuplacer is an untimed assessment. However, the average completion time for the assessment is approximately 40 minutes.

Assessments are available anytime during our operating hours, which are located at the bottom of each page on our website.

Placement scores are determined on the day the assessment is taken.

Appointments are required to take the Accuplacer and can be made here.

For preparation on the format of the assessment and general topics, please click on this link here. For preparation on the concepts of the exams, please click on this link here.

English Placement

UHWO English course placement is determined with an ACT, SAT, AP, or Smarter Balanced score. If you do not have a valid placement score, you may enroll in ENG 100T. If you need placement into ENG 100, you may complete an English Accuplacer assessment or and English Authentic Assessment and earn the qualifying cut score listed in the sheet below:

 

English Accuplacer

UH West O’ahu English course placement can be determined by an untimed writing assessment. Appointments to take the assessment can be made here: https://www.registerblast.com/uhwestoahu/

English Authentic Assessment

UH West O’ahu English course placement can also be determined with a self-built portfolio submission. Test Services does not administer this assessment. For more information, please view our English Department‘s Placement & Transfer Credits page, or the Authentic Assessment flyer below. 

English Placement FAQ

English Accuplacer is an untimed assessment. However, the average completion time for the assessment is approximately 60 minutes.

Assessments are available anytime during our operating hours, which are located at the bottom of each page on our website.

English Accuplacer placement scores are determined on the day the assessment is taken. 

Authentic assessment scores are graded and scores are received within 1-2 weeks of submission

Appointments are required to take the Accuplacer and can be made here.

Placement is determined by either examination. You do not need to take both placement exams, you should choose which exam to take.