Exams for New Students

Academic Placement Testing

Academic placement tests may be required for new students. You can determine if you need to take a test by referring to your admission status (either Regular-AP or Probation-AP) or by looking at your ACT or SAT score. If you scored below a 19 on the Math, English, or Composite portions of the ACT or below a 470 on the Critical Reading or Math portions of the SAT, you will be required to complete the placement tests before admission will be granted to college-level BIOL 101: Anatomy and Physiology, ENGL 101: English Composition I, MATH 101: Intermediate Algebra, or MATH 120: College Algebra. If you scored below a 19 on the Science Reasoning portion of the ACT, you will be automatically placed into BIOL 091: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology.

A hold will be placed for all students needing to take a placement test. You cannot register until the placement tests have been taken and the hold removed. All placement tests are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement located in the Campus Center, Room 252. To schedule a placement test, call (407)303-7643.

If you have questions about:

  • Academic placement tests, please call the Center for Academic Achievement at (407)303-7643.

Proficiency Profile

Who Takes the Test and Why?

College students take the ETS Proficiency Profile so that their institutions can demonstrate program effectiveness for accreditation and funding purposes. Colleges and universities conduct various studies, and they use ETS Proficiency Profile data to determine how much their students are learning and how they can improve learning outcomes.

As a new student at Adventist University of Health Sciences, you are required to take the Proficiency Profile assessment. This assessment does not affect your admission status or your GPA to Adventist University.

About the Assessment

The ETS® Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas — reading, writing, mathematics and critical thinking — in a single, convenient test that the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) has selected as a gauge of general education outcomes. The assessment measures and demonstrates student learning while optimizing your time and resources.

The Proficiency Profile can be downloaded and taken online on your computer. You can take this assessment at any time (preferably before registration opens for your next trimester). Please plan your schedule accordingly to allow time to take the assessment.

For instructions on completing this assessment, please call the Center for Academic Achievement office at (407) 303-7643.