PURPOSE OF THE TESTS
These are not entrance exams. You have already been admitted to Hawai‘i Pacific University, and test results do not affect admission. You cannot fail placement tests. Your scores are a measure of your educational development in English, mathematics, and/or other areas. They enable us to determine which courses you need in order to progress and succeed in your studies. Because scores do affect your placement, you should try to do your very best.
TESTING TIMES & LOCATION
Generally, placement tests for Tripler Students are administered in Room B2 at the Tripler Ed Center every Friday between 0830 - 1430.
ADMITTANCE TO TEST ROOMS
Bring a picture ID (Service members please bring your CAD id) and register with HPU staffs in Room 111. Paper and pencils will be provided upon request.
English Placement Test
TIME: 50 minutes.
This is an essay typed on a computer. You will be given a short essay prompt and asked to compose a well-organized, cohesive essay of 300-600 words.
Math Placement Test
TIME: Un-timed. Total time could range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
You will be provided paper for making calculations, which will be collected at the end of the test. No calculator is permitted.
CS/IS Assessment Test:
This placement exam is designed to help you decide whether to register for CSCI 1911 Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving, or to go straight into CSCI 2911 Computer Science I.
To access this assessment exam, contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.