Welcome to Roosevelt University! We believe that accurate placement of students into courses appropriate for their skill level is the first step toward academic success at Roosevelt.
The RUA is an assessment tool used to determine a student’s placement into required English and Math classes. Completion of the RUA or evaluation of current ACT or SAT scores is required before students may register for courses. The RUA is a proctored, computerized test composed of three sections - Reading, Writing, and Math.
Most students complete the English and Math exam in less than three hours, but there is no time limit.
There is no charge for taking the RUA at either campus.
If you live outside of the Chicago area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to take the RUA at a location convenient to your local area. Please include your Name, Student ID Number, and full address. Some fees may apply.
Testing is available in-person on our Chicago and Schaumburg campuses and remotely via Zoom. All tests are monitored by a Roosevelt proctor. Click on one of the links below to register for an on-campus or remote test session. You will be directed to Eventbrite to complete your registration. You will be required to create a free Eventbrite account if you do not already have one.
Students must provide their RU ID number and photo ID to take the test. No calculators, phones or test aides are permitted without medical documentation.
Roosevelt University uses the following College Board Accuplacer Tests:
Sample tests for all of these areas can be found online through the Accuplacer Web-Based Study App. A sample test can be taken after creating a free account.
Your ACT score placed you in one class, the RUA may have placed you in another class, and you still feel misplaced. . . Welcome to option #3 Math PReP -- Your opportunity to test out of your current math placement and into the next course.
Math PReP is a self-paced review and testing program for Math 010, 021, 121 and 122. For a small fee, you can take our Math Department Pre-Test (using My Math Test). Your initial test is based on the course in which you are placed. Based on the test results, the web-based program will give you an individualized study plan that will review the concepts with which you are struggling. Once the study plan is complete, we allow you to take the course placement exam again to see if you can be moved to a higher-level course.
For students who wish to review the concepts and prepare for their assigned course, the individualized study plan based on their test results will review the concepts taught in the prior course and allow students to work on concepts to be covered in the course that they will be taking.