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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

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/


UAF Northwest Campus is also a community resource to proctor and administer other forms of examinations, certifications and tests. There is a fee for non-UAF tests and exams to be administered at Northwest Campus. Please reference the NWC Test Proctoring Services Policy.

For more information about scheduling and arranging any proctoring or placement examinations please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Practice before you take ACCUPLACER - Practice is strongly recommended. Practice may result in placing into higher level reading and writing courses, saving time and money.

To practice visit: http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.

Mobile and web-based apps are also available!

Additional free practice sites:

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 call (907) 474-5314 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make an appointment.

The telephone tutorial service is available four nights a week (MTWR 7:00-10:00PM) and Sunday afternoons (Su 1:00-6:00PM).

Students will send us their papers (via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) prior to the appointment (by 5:00PM for an evening session and by 12:00 noon for a Sunday tutorial).
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:

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