Placement Test 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 test one time. Retakes must be taken on campus and will be proctored by UC staff. All students must have the recommendation of their Advisor to retake the Math Placement Test. Math Placement Test retake recommendations can be emailed to placementtesting@ucblueash.edu.

Find your Academic Advisor

You are required to wait three weeks between testing dates.

If you are beginning classes with UC Blue Ash in Spring 2019, please go to www.ucblueash.edu/testoncampus to register. When you log in, scroll down to the Retake Section and check the box next to Math Placement Test Retake.

If you enrolled in classes with UC Blue Ash prior to Spring 2019, email placementesting@ucblueash.edu to scheudle your Math Placement Test Retake.


Reading Placement Test Retake Policy

All students are given the option to retake the test one time. Retakes must be taken on campus and will be proctored by UC staff. If you previously took the on campus reading placement test, you are required to wait three weeks between testing dates.  

If you are beginning classes with UC Blue Ash in Spring 2019, please go to www.ucblueash.edu/testoncampus to register. When you log in, scroll down to the Retake Section and check the box next to Reading Placement Test Retake.

If you enrolled in classes with UC Blue Ash prior to Spring 2019, email placementtesting@ucblueash.edu to schedule your Reading Placement Test retake.


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:

UC Blue Ash College Admissions

Attn: Tracy Yarchi
9555 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236



Contact Information

Admission Office
Muntz Hall • Room 151
Phone: (513) 745-5783
placementtesting@ucblueash.edu