UC Blue Ash College

Placement Test Retake Policy

If you believe that the results of your initial 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 or retaking your Math or Reading Placement Test. 

Math Placement Test 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 3 hours working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. You must spend 5 hours working in your Prep and Learning Module between all subsequent attempts.
  • Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately?
    • No. You must wait 48 hours between Placement Assessments. There is generally no benefit to re-taking the Placement Assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. You cannot improve your results by simply re-taking the Placement Assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten.

All students are given the option to retake the Math Placement Test. Students may want to speak to their academic advisor about their score to determine if they should retake the test.

Use this Math Placement test link to retake the math placement test. Contact UCBA placement testing with questions or concerns about the MPT retake:  ucbaplacement@uc.edu.

Reading Placement Test Retake Policy

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 ucbaplacement@uc.edu.


Contact Information

Placement Testing
Muntz Hall
Phone: 513-558-9425