Applicants seeking admission to online diploma or degree programs must meet the university placement test requirement. There is no placement test requirement for a certificate program. The placement test requirement can be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Reflect scores of 500 or higher on each section (verbal and math) of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board. Applicants who achieve scores less than 500 on the mathematics section and the critical reading section of the SAT must also take the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test.

  2. Reflect a composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) of the American College Testing Program. Applicants who achieve a composite score of less than 21 on the ACT, must also take the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test. When requesting release of your ACT scores to Living University be sure to use college code number which is 6528.

  3. Take the ACCUPLACER exam administered by the University. The ACCUPLACER exam is a Computerized Placement Test (CPT). Registration in ENGL 111 or above requires a raw score of 87 or above in Sentence Skills and a raw score of 80 or above in Reading Comprehension on the ACCUPLACER.

  4. Submit official college or university transcripts reflecting successful completion of English with a "C" or better level coursework, acceptable for transfer to a degree program at Living University.

  5. Submit official college or university transcripts reflecting successful completion of at at least thirty semester credit hours of college or university level coursework acceptable for transfer to a degree program at Living University.