Aaron Y., Class of 2018, Military Veteran

WritePlacer Testing

Aaron Y. Class of 2018, Military Veteran

What is a WritePlacer Test?

The WritePlacer test is a one-hour computerized test in which students write a 300- to 600-word essay, which is automatically graded. Students may not retake this test. There is no fee for this test. A valid government-issued photo ID and a student ID number will be checked on the testing date.

Who Needs WritePlacer Testing?

Students enrolled in CED 607 and PED 603 are required to take an essay evaluation known as the WritePlacer.

Where Can I Take the Test?

  • In the San Diego area: and If you would like to complete your exam at our Spectrum Library location, please make an appointment today!
  • Not in San Diego but close to an NU campus? Contact testingservices@nu.edu
  • If you are not close to an NU campus, you can have us search for a proctor at another school’s campus that may be close to you.
  • If you have a computer with a microphone and camera, you can request a voucher for an Examity virtual proctor. The virtual proctor will watch you take the test on your computer.

What Are the Costs?

  • For National University students taking a test at a NU campus, there is no fee for ACCUPLACER testing.
  • If you do not test at an NU campus, and require testing at campus (not an NU campus) you may be asked at that campus to pay a proctoring fee ranging from $15 to $60.
  • There is no fee for those who test with an Examity virtual proctor.

How Can I Prepare?

College Board WritePlacer study information includes a free study app, practice questions, and more! You can also download the WritePlacer study guide (PDF) with sample essays.