Testing Services


Required for all new undergraduate students

UAF Chukchi offers the Accuplacer for free to all UAF Students (including UAF Campuses like Chukchi, Interior Aleutians, Northwest Campus, etc...). However, students atending any non-UAF campus must pay a $10 fee.

At UAF Chukchi, we offer the Accuplacer on a first-come-first-serve basis. Just call or drop by between 9am and 2pm, Monday - Friday during normal business days and we will set you up to take the test. We can also arrange for times outside 9am-2pm by appointment (email kmphillips@alaska.edu).

If you are attending high school, please talk to your high school counselor or principal. We can help them give you the test in your high school.

If you are in one of the Northwest Arctic Borough villages, we offer the accuplacer in cooperation with NANA. To take the Accuplacer in an outlying village, please contact the NANA Resource tech in your village. We have provided the contact numbers below:

  • Kotzebue - 907-442-3400
  • Ambler - 907-445-2260
  • Buckland - 907-494-2301
  • Deering - 907-363-2305
  • Kiana - 907-475-2287
  • Kivalina - 907-645-2180
  • Kobuk - 907-948-2261
  • Noatak - 907-485-2265 and 907-485-2085
  • Noorvik - 907-636-2350
  • Selawik - 907-484-2377
  • Shungnak -907-437-2211

Math Placement (ALEKS)

Success: Place, Practice, Improve, Enroll

We want you to succeed in your first DEVM or MATH course at UAF. Here are a few useful principles:

  • Students are most likely to succeed in a course when they are well prepared. 
  • Course placement will be most accurate if time is spent practicing in the ALEKS Learning Module. In addition, students practicing in the Learning Module are better prepared and have the chance to improve class placement.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to re-test. UAOnline will apply the highest test score achieved. There is nothing to lose by retaking the placement test.
  • Don't put off enrolling in math a course. Math skills deteriorate over time. Sooner is better. Also, placement scores are only valid for one calendar year.

Mathematics provides the foundation for many of the science, business, and professional courses you will take during your college years. Most students are required to take at least one math course to earn a degree. The UAF Math Placement Assessment is through ALEKS. It is a fully automated, adaptive system that covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes. You have the opportunity to re-test up to four times.  

Once you begin the placement test you will have 72 hours to complete the test or you will have to start over.

All students are strongly encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. Even if you have achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.

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ACT College Entrance Exam

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.


Important: Chukchi hosts the tests but can not make reservations)



Praxis test Logo

Alaska teacher will need to complete and pass the Praxis I Exam for teacher certification in Alaska. Praxis II is needed for "highly Qualified" in a specific subject area.


UAF Chukchi Can not take reservations for the Praxis.

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