The RUA is a computerized test composed of three sections - reading, writing and math. Most students complete the entire exam in less than two hours, but there is no time limit and you may take as much time as you need. Testing labs are open on a flexible schedule with individualized start times at both the Chicago and Schaumburg campuses. There is no charge for taking the RUA at either the Chicago or Schaumburg campus.
If you are a freshman with ACT or SAT scores received within the last 2 years and have completed no English or math since the test was taken, your placement in English and math will be determined by these scores. Freshmen are encouraged to take the RUA if they wish an opportunity to place into higher level English and math courses. Freshmen who do not have ACT or SAT scores within the two years will be required to take the RUA before registering for classes.
Transfer students who bring in appropriate English and math courses for their degree may be exempt from one or both portions of the RUA. If you would like to be considered for a waiver from the RUA requirement, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you live outside of the Chicago area, please call 312-341-4340 to arrange to take the RUA at a convenient location in your local area.