Testing and Tutoring Services PDF Print E-mail

Placement Testing

NWC Computer Lab New or returning students interested in registering for courses are often required to complete a placement test. Advisors are available to assist students through this mandatory university enrollment process, involving the Accuplacer and ALEKS placement programs.

Accuplacer is used to provide English and WRTG course placement. This placement test is required to be taken by a certified test proctor through arrangements made either by calling Northwest Campus or emailing the Test Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mobile and web-based apps are also available!

Additional free practice sites:
CollegeBoard Accuplacer Practice Test Website
CollegeBoard Accuplacer Exercises

The ALEKS program is used to provide appropriate Math course placement and can be taken anywhere students have internet access here: https://www.alaska.edu/aleks/

Due to COVID-19, UAF Accuplacer placement tests are unavailable. An alternative writing placement method has been developed for fall 2020 semester. Students are encouraged to contact a NWC Advisor prior to completing the fall 2020 Writing Placement Process.


Student Testing Room UAF Northwest Campus is a community resource for proctoring and administering various online examinations, certifications and tests. The Student Testing Room, located in the Education Center, is a secure space made available on campus for regional online testing and proctoring needs. The Testing Room can be reserved by emailing Northwest Campus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Student proctoring services for a variety of examinations and certifications are also provided by Northwest Campus advisors. Please reference the NWC Test Proctoring Services Policy for specifics regarding NWC proctoring and testing arrangements.

For more information about testing and proctoring services on our campus, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services Students who are having difficulties with their courses need to inform the instructor and their academic advisor. Upon the instructor's approval, we can arrange for and hire tutors to work with individual students. Other tutoring-related services available to student include the UAF Writing Center, UAF Math Lab, Off-Campus Library Services and Computing Help Desk.

Writing Center

The UAF Writing Center offers services to writers throughout rural Alaska and all locations beyond. Our tutors are available to assist students at any phase of the writing process.

Assistance we can provide includes:
  • Brainstorming
  • Tips for getting started--freewriting, outlining, developing tree diagrams, clusters, etc.
  • Drafting issues--following assignment guidelines, developing ideas, organizing ideas, shaping arguments/thesis, writing introductions & conclusions
  • Revision strategies--attending to such concerns as word choice, sentence structure, writing conventions, reworking or refining aspects of the draft
  • Citation format--MLA, APA, Chicago, Other (CSE, AAA, ASA)
  • Any other writing needs
We welcome writing on any topic and at all levels. Whether writers have a scratch outline or a completed draft or something in-between, we can provide a forty-five minute tutorial session no matter your location. We offer advice--always constructive, often great--and the collaboration of student and tutor can lead to strong papers and more confident writers.

The Process:

Students can go to the UAF Writing Center or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make an appointment.

Students will send their drafts via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at least 30 minutes prior to their appointment time.

The tutor will telephone the writer at the appointed time.

Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services

Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services provides research assistance to UAF students, faculty and staff when they are not in Fairbanks. If you reside out of the Fairbanks area or if you are traveling outside of the Fairbanks area, we are your connection to Rasmuson Library.

Through the Rasmuson Library web page you can link to Rasmuson library and Off-Campus Services resources.

Off-Campus Library services can be reached by:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:10

Chat Live With Us

Click here to chat live with a representative and get your questions answered.

P.O. Box 400, Nome, AK 99762 | 907-443-2201 | Alaska Toll Free: 800-478-2202 |  Fax: 907-443-5602 | nwc.info@alaska.edu

S5 Box

Login Form

S5 Register


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Logo

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. Learn more about UA's notice of nondiscrimination.

UA is committed to providing accessible websites. Learn more about UA's notice of web accessibility.

Privacy Statement

University of Alaska: Acceptable Use of Online Resources

~ For questions or comments regarding this page, contact nwc.info@alaska.edu ~

We acknowledge the Indigenous peoples upon whose customary lands our campuses reside.
Northwest Campus serves the Bering Strait region, which is the homeland and waters of the Yup’ik, Inupiaq, and Siberian Yupik peoples.