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Placement Testing

The placement test is an untimed computerized assessment in math and/or English that Sinclair uses to ensure that you enroll in the classes that are right for you. There is no cost for placement testing. Upon completion of the placement test, your Academic Advisor will review your scores with you and help make appropriate recommendations for course registration or review.

Be sure to talk to your Advisor or call 937-512-3000 to confirm if you need placement testing.  If you are in high school, graduated within the last two years, attended college before, and/or took a placement test at another college or university within the last two years, it is possible you may not have to test.

Once you confirm what test(s) you need to take, decide whether you would like to test remotely (from home) or in person.  In person testing is available by appointment only.  Please call 937-512-3000 or your preferred Sinclair regional center location to schedule an in-person placement test. 

If remote testing, follow these tips:

  • Check your email.  Important test information will be sent by your proctor to your Sinclair email ( the day before your test.  This information is only sent to your personal email if you supplied that email when making your appointment.
  • Be on time.  Test sessions start promptly at their appointed hour.  Be sure to log in on time or risk having to reschedule.
  • Prepare.  Install Zoom (if necessary) before testing, and follow the instructions in your email to check system compatibility.  Test in a well-lit room free from distractions and have your ID ready.
  • Seek assistance if needed.  For assistance the day of your test, please call 937-512-3445.
  • One appointment is required per test.  If you plan to take more than one test in a day, please schedule your tests at least two hours apart.

Academic Testing

Academic testing is for distance learning/Sinclair Online students, students who have been approved to make up a classroom test and students requiring accommodations who are registered with Accessibility Services.  Academic testing is offered by appointment only through the Spring 2022 term.  Beginning May 9, appointments are no longer required for academic testing.  Please contact your instructor for more information.

Important Information

Photo Identification
A valid government issued ID or active Tartan Card is required for all testing.

Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy
In consideration of others and for testing security purposes, you are required to show us that you have powered off your cell phone or electronic device before testing.