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Placement Exams

Your Opportunity for An Enriching Education

Students seeking admission to the University must satisfy the English and Math requirements. Engineering applicants should take the Computer and Math placement tests at AUD. Students who have completed any international/national exams (TOEFL/IELTS/EmSAT/SAT), can submit the results with their application to check for exemption from the AUD placement tests.

Our placement tests are scheduled both online and on-campus with limited capacity (for the on-campus sessions) to comply with the directives of the COVID-19 health and safety measures.

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Placement Test Information

English and Math Accuplacer Placement tests:
Placement into the appropriate English/Math course will be determined by the University- administered ACCUPLACER test. ACCUPLACER is a series of tests that evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and math to help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area and place you in the appropriate University courses that meet your skill level. Remember: No one passes or fails ACCUPLACER tests. But it is important to complete the test using your best effort, so you can receive an accurate measure of your academic skills and be placed in the appropriate course. Students who place in ENGL100/ENGL101 can enroll as degree seeking. Otherwise, you will be placed in the English Bridge Program.

Please read further details at: or check The Accuplacer Program Online Student Manual is available here

Computer Proficiency Test (Engineering students are required to take a computer proficiency test)
Computer proficiency will be determined by the University’s Computer Proficiency test prior to the first term of admission into Engineering. It aims at evaluating students’ abilities to understand computers, information technology and related topics. It evaluates students’ understanding of fundamental technology concepts such as the internet, software, and hardware. In addition, the test examines students’ essential and basic computer skills on spreadsheets and databases.

A student who fails the test will be required to enroll in and pass COMP101. COMP101 credit will not count towards any of the School of Engineering program requirements.

Placement Tests Samples

English and Math ACCUPLACER samples are available online:

When reviewing, please follow the below section requirements:


  • Classic ACCUPLACER Sample Questions (except for the reading and the math section)
  • Next-Generation Reading Sample Questions
  • WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays
  • WritePlacer ESL Guide with Sample Essays


  • Next-Generation Arithmetic Sample Questions
  • Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning Algebra
  • Statistics Sample Questions
  • Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions

Samples are available here.

Placement Tests Booking and Fees

Please follow the below steps to book for an ON-CAMPUS Math/English/Computer exam:

  1. Log in to the portal:
  2. Choose exam mode: ON CAMPUS
    Note: You will be required to submit a negative PCR test which should not be more than 72 hours old.
  3. Pay for the exam(s) using a credit card (AED 315 for Math and/or English exam; AED 150 for Computer exam).
  4. Choose your preferred exam date(s).
  5. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your exam booking.

Please follow the below steps to book for an ONLINE Math and/or English exam:

  1. Log in to the portal:
  2. Choose exam mode: ONLINE
  3. Pay for the exam(s) using a credit card (AED 315 for Math and/or English exam).
    Note: students who choose to book for an online exam will be charged an additional proctoring fee of 10 USD. The extra charge will be paid directly by the student to Accuplacer Proctortrack for conducting the online exam. The payment will be required before the start of the exam.
  4. You will receive an e-mail informing you of your next steps from Accuplacer Proctortrack. If you do not receive an e-mail or have any questions, please e-mail

To receive guidance on how will you take the online test, refer to the Student Quick Guide.
The detailed Student Guide is available here

Please follow the below steps to book for an ONLINE Computer exam (For Engineering applicants only):

  1. Log in to the portal:
  2. Choose exam mode: ONLINE
  3. Pay AED 150 for the exam using a credit card. There are no additional proctoring charges.
  4. You will be contacted by the Admissions Office and will get assistance on available dates.

On Campus Test Dates

Exam Dates

English and Math*
Accuplacer Exam

Computer Exam**


10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm


10:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm

10:00am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 4:30pm

January 2022

Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday 20th

Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday 20th

Important Notes

  • Each placement test can only be taken once before the start of the semester.
  • Results of the tests will be available within one working day. To receive your ACCUPLACER score report after the test, you can use this link and fill out the necessary information: --> For students --> Your ACCUPLACER score report. To be able to access the score reports after the test, you will need to add your email address on the personal information page of the test date.
  • The rules for retaking the English placement test for students who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in the English language program previously need to be checked with the Admissions Office.


Contact us at if you need assistance with scheduling your exams.