Testing Opportunities

  • UAA Placement Assessments


    UAA uses Accuplacer, a computerized placement test to assess skills in English. Students are only permitted to register for English courses at the level indicated by the student’s Accuplacer, ACT or SAT scores. 

    Opportunities to take Accuplacer:

    • Students will need to bring their high school ID or a government issued ID, such as a driver’s license. 
    • Students will need to be prepared to use their ASD ID numbers.
    • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled test time.
    • The Anchorage School District covers the fee for AMCS applicants to take the Accuplacer. Applicants will not be required to pay the testing fee.
    • Register here: Accuplacer Registration
      • Choose 'Anchorage School District - Alaska Middle College'
        • Choose Group: Alaska Middle College
        • Choose Exam: Alaska Middle College - Anchorage
        • Choose Date
        • Choose Time
        • Fill in student information
        • Agree to guidelines
        • Add to cart
        • Click 'Complete Registration'


    The Testing Center has provided extended hours for AMCS students on most Thursdays through the end of the semester. Due to limited staffing and an increase in testing across campus, as well as deadlines for testing for Nursing and other department field tests for Fall graduation, we ask that once you register for a time slot, please do your best to keep your appointment.



    ALEKS is an online placement exam used to assess your skills in Mathematics & Statistics. Students who take courses at the levels indicated by their ALEKS placement scores are more likely to succeed in their courses.  The ALEKS placement exam is free to all UAA students.


    The ALEKS test will be proctored by AMCS staff and will be held at King Tech High School on select Saturdays (TBD) during October, November, and December 2019.