Placement Testing

Placement testing for the University of Maryland University College is offered at the Waldorf Center for Higher Education Monday through Saturday. Students are required to arrive 2 hours prior to the office closing to allow enough time to finish the test.

Students attending the College of Southern Maryland should call 301-934-7657 to schedule a placement test.

Placement Tests  Q&A
Is there a cost to take the placement test?
There is no cost for the test itself. If taking the test at an approved alternate site, you may incur a cost for the proctor and/or the site.

What do I need to bring with me to take the exam?
A picture ID is required to sit for a placement test regardless of site location.

How can I study for the placement test?
You may use resources such as SAT preparation books, CLEP review books, or practice tests to review for the placement test. Many students find that a GED or SAT review book (available at most bookstores and public libraries) is helpful in reviewing for the placement tests.

Some helpful practice tests are available at,, or, Compass, and testprepreview.

When will I know my placement test results?
Immediately following the test, your placement score will be available on the computer screen.

UMUC - Retaking of the Placement Tests

A retest can be scheduled 30 days after the original test date.

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