Academics

Academic Testing Center

The Academic Testing Center (ATC) is located on the 2nd floor of the Ham Library building, room 220, next to the elevator.

Dates of Closure

Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22-24 2023

Christmas Break, Dec 18 2023-Jan 5, 2024

MLK Day, Jan 15 2024


Spring Break, March 4-8, 2024

Easter Break, March 29, 2024

Juneteenth, June 19, 2024

Independence Day, July 4, 2024

Testing Hours


Monday - Thursday
9:00 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Friday
9:00 A.M. – 4 P.M.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TESTING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, PREFERABLY AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

Contact

To make an appointment, contact the Academic Testing Center (ATC) by email at testingcenter@rochesteru.edu, by telephone at 248-218-2137, or stop in the Academic Testing Center which is located on the 2nd floor of the Ham Library building in room 220 next to the elevator.

More Information

Please note – email appointment requests are the preferred method – the response time is more timely. Phone calls go to voicemail when students are in the ATC testing.
Photo ID is required on test day as proof of identity such as driver’s license or student ID. Please also arrive on time for the scheduled appointment, and be considerate of other students who are testing by entering the room quietly.

Accommodations Testing & Makeup Exams

Students may take exams in the ATC after documented accommodations are approved by the RU Accommodations Officer, or when a test is missed due to an institutional absence or other absence with instructor approval.

  • An appointment should be made at least 48 hours in advance of requested date/time of testing (earlier is best).
  • When requesting an appointment, be sure to provide your full name, course name and/or number, the name of the instructor, and the date/time you would like to make your appointment (see testing hours).
  • Be sure to coordinate the test appointment with your instructor.  Faculty must approve the appointment, submit an Academic Testing Center – Appointment Form, and provide the exam for your test appointment.
  • Please Note – there is no guarantee that an appointment will be available at the time/date requested.  Appointments are approved as availability allows – an alternate appointment date/time may be required.

ACCUPLACER Testing

Who May Benefit From ACCUPLACER Testing

ACCUPLACER exams are placement tests that help determine which course a student should be placed in according to the student’s ability to pass the class successfully.  A student may be placed in a remedial math and/or English course that will not count toward a degree when the student’s ACT or SAT scores do not meet the minimum requirement for a higher level course at Rochester University.  In this situation, the student has the option to take one or both ACCUPLACER exams.  Upon receiving a qualifying score, the student may be placed into a higher level course which can save time and tuition expense.

Fees/Payment:

The $25 per test fee must be paid before testing.  Visit the Cashier’s Office located in the Associates Campus Center (CC) building, or call 248-218-2053 to pay by phone with a credit card.  Receipt must be shown as proof of payment at testing appointment.

Accommodations:

If you wish to request special accommodations for the placement tests, contact the Academic Testing Coordinator at 248-218-2137,  testingcenter@rochesteru.edu, or the Rochester University Accommodations Officer at accommodations@rochesteru.edu.  Proper documentation will be required to be granted accommodations.

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