UC Blue Ash College

Placement Tests Appeals & Retakes

If you believe that the results of your initial English, Math or Reading Placement test do not accurately reflect your abilities, you have options to communicate this to UC Blue Ash College. Please find information below about appealing your English Placement Test or retaking your Math or Reading Placement Test. 

Math Placement Test Retake Policy

All students are given the option to retake the Math Placement Test after a 21-day waiting period. Students may want to speak to their academic advisor about their score to determine if they should retake the test. Click on this Math Placement test link to retake the math placement test. Contact UCBA placement testing with questions or concerns about the MPT retake:  placementtesting@ucblueash.edu.

Reading Placement Test Retake Policy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who need to take the in-person Reading Placement Test will take the test during Fall semester. Reading Placement Tests can be retaken for a better score. To retake the Reading Placement Test, you are required to wait three weeks between testing dates. 

If you have questions about the Reading Placement Test or retakes, please email placementtesting@ucblueash.edu.

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

  • Download and complete the cover sheet PDF
  • 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.
  • 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:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact pacementtesting@ucblueash.edu before sending an appeal.

UC Blue Ash College Admissions

Attn: Tracy Yarchi
9555 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Resources

Contact Information

Admissions Office
Muntz Hall | Room 151
Phone: 513-745-5783
placementtesting@ucblueash.edu