Beyond 60 Miles

Proctored Placement Test (ACCUPLACER) Procedures for Students Who Live More Than 60 Miles from Sinclair's Dayton Campus

Hot to Take a Proctored Placement Test

Play the video or follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Contact a SinclairOnline Academic Coach if you have Advanced Placement credit or transcripts from a college or university you previously attended. Call 937-512-2990 or email

Step 2: See the Proctor Information and Procedures page and follow the steps for locating a proctor (exam supervisor) to administer the test.

Step 3: Complete the Proctor Agreement Form. Notification of approval or denial will be emailed to your my.sinclair email account.

Step 4: Schedule an appointment with the proctor after placement testing instructions are received via email.

Step 5: Take a practice placement test. See the Resources section below for links to practice tests and websites with review matetrials.

Step 6: Take the test with the proctor. Provide a valid photo ID and a copy of the ID to give to the proctor. Results will be provided upon completion of the test and may be printed. It may take up to 24 hours for the results to be uploaded into Sinclair’s system.

Step 7: Complete the free course, How to Succeed in an Online Course. Information and registration instructions are on the How to Succeed in an Online Course page.

Step 8: Discuss your test results with a SinclairOnline Academic Coach.

Steps to Complete a Proctored Placement Test

Download the PDF checklist of steps to complete in order to take the proctored ACCUPLACER placement test.

Placement Test Checklist

Resources and Helpful Links

Useful practice resources and techniques: