Online Placement Tests

Students in a group study session

The English and Math tests can be taken online via Blackboard/Canopy. However, each test has its own procedure. Use the the instructions below to successfully complete the English and Math Placement Tests.

Note: Do not attempt to test on a public computer (such as the Public Library) if they have a time limit. You will need over an hour to complete each test. 

Before You Test Online

Confirm Admission to UC Blue Ash College

In order to complete your placement tests online, you will need to have confirmed admission to UC Blue Ash College. Please allow 24 to 48 hours after confirming your admission for your UC username and password to be accessible. 

If you are using the alternative admission process, you need to submit your Basic Data Form to the College at least 48 hours before you can test online. 

Get Your UC Credentials

Prior to testing online, you will need to complete the initial steps of getting your UC credentials:

If you are having difficulty accessing your credentials, please contact the UCIT helpdesk at 513-556-4357.

English Placement Test Online Procedures

Choose a testing session

You do not need to register for the online English Placement test. The UCBA English placement test is available in your Blackboard account. Testing sessions begin at noon on Thursday and end at noon on the following Tuesday during designated testing dates. 

Accessing the Online English Placement Test

The online English Placement Test is accessed though your UC blackboard account.  

  • Access your Canopy/Blackboard account
  • Click on "Courses" at the top of your page
  • Click the Link: UC16_schwaelh_001: UC Blue Ash – English Placement

If you do not see this tab, contact us at or 513-745-5783 (provide your username and UCID). 

Test Completion

Make sure to submit your test before the posted deadline of noon on the last day of the session you started. NOTE: If you do not submit in time, you will have to access the next test and start over with a different reading.

In approximately 2 weeks, your results will be emailed to your UC Email account.

Questions about Online English Placement

If you have any questions or concerns about the online placement test, contact or 513-745-5783 (provide your username and UCID).

Math Placement Test Online Procedures

Accessing the Test

Unlike the English placement test, the online math placement test does not have a required window of time for each test.  

  1. Access your Canopy/Blackboard account
  2. Click on "Courses" at the top of your page
  3. Click the link "UC16_schwaelh_002: UC Blue Ash – Math Placement"
  4. Click on "Take the Math Placement Test" in the grey box on the left side of your screen.

If you do not see the Math Placement Tet listed under your courses, contact us at or 513-745-5783 (provide your username and UCID).

Test Completion

After completing the Math Placement test, it will display your placement score. Record/print your score. This score will be entered in our student information system for class placement/scheduling. 

Questions about Online Math Placement

If you have any questions or concerns about the online placement test, contact or 513-745-5783 (provide your username and UCID).


Contact Information

Admission Office
Muntz Hall • Room 151
Phone: (513) 745-5783