Auburn Montgomery uses ACT/SAT scores as well as placement tests to determine initial placement in math and English.
If you need to take either the math or English test, you must do so before attending New Student Orientation.
Math Placement Testing
You must take the AUM Math Placement Test if you scored less than 20 on ACT Math or 510 on SAT Math in the last three years. If you have already taken the placement test, your scores are good for three years.
Click here for more detailed instructions on taking the Math Placement Test.
It is the policy of AUM to provide students with disabilities appropriate testing accommodations on the Mathematics Placement Test. Students with disabilities are encouraged to provide a minimum two weeks notification and appropriate documentation to the Center for Disability Services (CDS) for Mathematics Placement testing accommodations. Students may contact CDS in Room 101 Taylor Center or call CDS at 334-244-3631 prior to or upon enrollment at AUM.
Writing Placement Testing
You are only required to take the Writing Placement Test (WPT) if you DO NOT HAVE ACT or SAT scores from within the last three years.
If you have taken the ACT/SAT within the past three years, then your English/Writing subsection score will determine your Freshman English placement: with a score of 17 or lower on the ACT (449 or lower for the SAT), you will be placed in ENGL 0100/0101; with a score of 18 or higher on the ACT (450 or higher on the SAT) you will be placed in ENGL 1010.
During the spring and fall semesters, these times are usually available for WPT appointments.
Tuesday 12:05-1:05 p.m.
Wednesday 12:05-1:05 p.m.
Even though these times are set aside for testing, you MUST make an appointment to take the test. Other times may be available by appointment only. When you make an appointment, you’ll be given information about where the testing will take place by the test proctor.
Please email Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth to learn how to make an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no Placement Testing between terms or during holiday breaks.