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. Appointments are not required for in-person placement testing on Main Campus. Stop by the Welcome Desk on the first floor of Building 10 between 8am to 4pm with your picture ID to test. If you wish to test at a regional center, please call your preferred location to schedule an in-person placement test (appointments required at all regional centers).
If remote testing, follow these tips:
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. Please contact your instructor for more information.
Academic testing is offered on a walk-in basis on Main Campus, but appointments are required at all regional sites. Call your desired testing site for more information.
If you live more than 60 miles from a Sinclair campus and need to take an in-person proctored test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, course number and testing information at least 10 days prior to your test date. Testing Center staff will provide information about finding an in-person proctor in your area.
A valid government issued ID or active Tartan Card is required for all testing. Call 937-512-2211 for more information.
Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy
In consideration of others and for test security purposes, you are required to show us that you have powered off your cell phone and other electronic devices before testing.