Exams for New Students

Academic Placement Testing

Academic placement tests may be required for new students. You can determine if you need to take a test by referring to your admission status (either Regular-AP or Probation-AP) or by looking at your ACT or SAT score. If you scored below a 19 on the Math, English, or Composite portions of the ACT or below a 470 on the Critical Reading or Math portions of the SAT, you will be required to complete the placement tests before admission will be granted to college-level BIOL 101: Anatomy and Physiology, ENGL 101: English Composition I, MATH 101: Intermediate Algebra, or MATH 120: College Algebra. If you scored below a 19 on the Science Reasoning portion of the ACT, you will be automatically placed into BIOL 091: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology.

A hold will be placed for all students needing to take a placement test. You cannot register until the placement tests have been taken and the hold removed. All placement tests are administered by the Center for Academic Achievement located in the Campus Center, Room 252. To schedule a placement test, call 407-303-7747 x1106413.

If you have questions about:

  • Academic placement tests, please call the Center for Academic Achievement at 407-303-7747 x1106413.

Proficiency Profile

As a new student at Adventist University of Health Sciences, you are required to take the Proficiency Profile exam within your first trimester. This test can be accessed online at http://proficiencyprofile.ets.org and does not affect your admission status or your GPA.

You must complete this before you will be able to register for your second trimester.

Please follow the steps below to complete this test. A registration hold will be placed and will prevent you from registering for your second trimester until this test has been completed. If you have any questions during this process, please contact Justin Niere in the Center for Academic Achievement at Justin.Niere@adu.edu or by calling 407-303-7643. Thank you!

Please follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Print off this page of instructions to refer to while taking the assessment. You will not be able to access these instructions online once you have started the assessment. Please note: The ETS® Proficiency Profile is a timed assessment. If you do not complete the assessment in the designated time (120 minutes), a message box will display and the assessment will automatically be scored. Make sure you monitor the time remaining by checking the timer in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Go to the ETS Proficiency Profile web site http://proficiencyprofile.ets.org. Please note: Close all open applications except Internet Explorer before accessing the site. Turn off or disable all pop-up blockers. If a pop-up blocker is on it will interfere with the “Help” button on the assessment.
  3. Click on the link to Download ETS Proficiency Profile Browser. This will open the window where the icon used to access the test can be downloaded to your computer. In this window, click Download ETS Proficiency Profile Browser again. When prompted, click Save and an icon will be downloaded to your Desktop that reads “TAKE THE ETS PROFICIENCY PROFILE TEST NOW.”
  4. When you are ready to begin the test, click on the TAKE THE ETS PROFICIENCY PROFILE TEST NOW icon on your Desktop. When prompted, click Run.
  5. Enter the following Session Number: 73826-8647914 (YOU MUST INCLUDE THE HYPHEN). If you are logging in for the first time, enter your e-mail address on the Login screen. Click on the radio button next to “No, I have not logged in before” and then click Submit.
  6. Complete your personal profile.
  7. Click Start Online after completing the personal profile section. You will then be given the opportunity to complete a tutorial and sample assessment to better familiarize yourself with the format of the ETS Proficiency Profile. Click End once you have completed the sample assessment. Click OK on the dialog box that appears to confirm that you are finished with the sample assessment.
  8. Click Next to begin the assessment. Please note: Under no circumstances should the “Exit” button be clicked until you are ready to submit your assessment for scoring.
  9. Click Exit once you have completed the assessment.
  10. Click Logout to exit the administration window and conclude the assessment.
  11. Email Justin.Niere@adu.edu and let the test administrator know that you have completed the exam so that your registration hold may be removed. You’re all done!

Good luck and thank you for participating in this project!

If you encounter any problems, please contact ETS Technical Support by sending an email to ProficiencyProfileSupport@testsys.com. You should receive a response within one (1) hour during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm EST. If your e-mail is received outside of these hours, ETS will respond immediately the next business day.

System Requirements and Computer Set-up:

Requirement Student
Operating System Windows 2000 or later
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Internet Browser Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Safari 3.0 or higher
Internet Connection Speed 128k or greater
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768

Please note:
If your system does not meet the above criteria, please email Melodie Smith to reserve an on-campus computer to complete the assessment.