Assessments

REQUIRED FOR CENTER FOR ONLINE LEARNING STUDENTS ONLY:

The following assessments will help determine the appropriate initial English and Math courses for you based on your current skill level.

You may opt out of the English Assessment if you have earned a grade of C or better in a credit-bearing, college-level English composition course at a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Only Business majors are required to take a Math Assessment;however, you may elect to take Math Assessment 2 if you would like to test out of MAT 131 or MAT 141.

Please keep in mind that you may take each assessment only once. You will be notified immediately of the results.

Access to the English Assessment

The English Assessment consists of writing an original essay. The essay must consist of at least one 5-sentence paragraph with a minimum of 125 words. Note: The maximum word count is 1000 words, and you will have up to 45 minutes to complete the essay.

  1. Click here for access to the English Assessment.
  2. Click <Create New Account> in the New User section of the page.
  3. Access Code: 3YGB-RCSX
  4. Complete the User Account information. Use your Saint Leo Student ID number as your User Name. Be sure to make a note of your Password as you will need the Password for the next step.
  5. When your User Account is successfully created, you will be taken back to the Criterion log-in screen. In the Returning User section, enter the User Name and Password you created and click Sign In.
  6. After you log in, click on the underlined English Assessment class link and then click on the Assignments tab on the next screen to begin your essay.
  7. Depending upon your results you will be eligible to take either ENG002 or ENG121.

Access to the Math Assessment

  1. Click here for access to the Math Assessment.
  2. Complete the User Details form. Make sure to include your Student ID number.
  3. You will also create your log-in and password on this page.
  4. After you log in, select “Find classes open for registration.”
  5. Select the Math Assessment and register.
  6. Click on Math Assessment and select Assessment 1.
  7. To move from question to question, select “Next.” After completing the assessment, select Grade.
  8. Business majors with a score of 14 or greater on Assessment 1 should enroll in MAT 141. If you score below 14, you should enroll in MAT 003.
  9. Assessment scores are reported to the Center for Online Learning.

Foundational Courses (MAT 003 and ENG 002)

Foundational courses are non-credit courses. (Foundational courses DO count as 3 semester hours each for financial aid purposes.) If you are required to take a Foundational Course, we recommend you enroll in at least one foundational course your first term.

Foundational courses do not count toward the 4-class limit prior to matriculation; however, Foundational courses DO count as 3 semester hours each for financial aid purposes.

Under Federal Regulation 38 USC 3672, 3675, 3680A: VA will not approve payment of benefits for remedial courses offered online.

Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions about the assessments.