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Taking the ACCUPLACER LOEP

In order to take the ACCUPLACER LOEP at Valencia you must:

  • Have an active application on file - the Admissions applicationmust be completed at least 5 business days prior to testing.
  • Provide a currently valid government-issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License, Passport, or Green Card. High school IDs are not acceptable.

Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP)

At a Glance

Hours Available

All Assessment Centers Closed November 13, 22-24, December 21-31

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Test Fees

Must pay application fees
No Charge 1st attempt, $10 Retake fee

Valencia's Payment Method

Retake Wait Period

You may take the LOEP two times in one year with a 1-day wait period between tests. Number of attempts is calculated from the anniversary of your first attempt.

Time Required

Part 1- Typing an Essay- 30 minutes
Part 2- Sentence Meaning- No Time Limit
Part 3- Reading- No Time Limit
Part 4- Language Use- No Time Limit

Technical difficulties inherent with the internet, software or transmission may occur during your testing experience and are unpredictable. If unexpected technical difficulties occur, a proctor will make every attempt to promptly resume your assessment. Extended delays in testing may require rescheduling.

About the ACCUPLACER LOEP

If your native language is not English and you are seeking an associate degree or career certificate, you will be required to take the ACCUPLACER LOEP. The LOEP is an assessment that will test language proficiency before you can register for any courses.

  • The LOEP is designed to assess your English skills if you have learned English as an additional language to your native language.
  • Tests are administered on a walk-in basis at Valencia's Assessment Centers.

ACCUPLACER LOEP Test Breakdown

The ACCUPLACER LOEP is comprised of 4 parts: Typing an Essay, Sentence Meaning, Reading and Language Usage.

All parts aregiven on a computer.

picture of a computer and keyboard

Part 1: Typing an Essay for 30 minutes (300-600 words)
This will be the only section of the ACCUPLACER LOEP that has a time limit. You will have up to 30 minutes to complete a typed essay with 300-600 words.

Part 2: Sentence Meaning (20 questions-multiple choice)
Verbs, nouns, basic phrases

Part 3: Reading (20 questions-multiple choice)
Questions on reading material

Part 4: Language Use (20 questions-multiple choice)
Sentence structure, subject-verb agreement

Are there any exemptions from the ACCUPLACER LOEP?

You may be exempt from the ACCUPLACER LOEP if you:

  • Provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores less than two years old that place you in course work at Valencia (See Placement chart).
  • Provide official transcripts of college-level coursework in Freshman English Composition with a "C" or better.
  • Provide official transcripts indicating you have earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree for which English was the language of instruction.

Retaking the ACCUPLACER LOEP

If you would like to retake ACCUPLACER LOEP to possibly increase your score:

  • You may be eligible to retake the test 1 day after the original test date (this option is available once per calendar year after initial test date)
  • You must pay a $10 retake fee before retesting
  • All application fees must be paid prior to retesting
  • Retakes are not allowed once you begin English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course work

International Students

If you are an International student, your scores must place you at EAP Level 4 in order to attend Valencia.

ACCUPLACER LOEP Placement Chart

ACCUPLACER LOEP Average Score

Level Placement

Eligible Courses

65 or less

Level 0

Admission delayed; referral to Adult Education ESOL

66-75

Level 2

EAP0281

76-85

Level 3

EAP0300C, EAP0320C, EAP0340C, EAP0360C

86-95

Level 4

EAP0400C, EAP0420C, EAP0440C, EAP0460C

96-105

Level 5

EAP1500C and EAP1520C and EAP1540C and EAP1560C or EAP1585C and EAP1586C

106-115

Level 6

EAP1620C, EAP1640C

116 or more

Level 7

(Use PERT scores for placement)

Note:
Immigrants, refugees and U.S. citizens scoring 65 or less will have their Admission delayed.

Non-Immigrants (International students) scoring 0-85 (levels 0, 2, 3) will not be eligible for Admission.

COMPASS ESL Placement Chart (This chart is available to assist with placement for those who have previously tested in COMPASS ESL and have current scores. The COMPASS ESL is no longer offered at Valencia)

COMPASS ESL Average Score

Level Placement

Eligible Courses

12.4 or less

Level 0

Admission delayed; referral to Adult Education ESOL

12.5-29.9

Level 2

EAP0281

30-39.9

Level 3

EAP0300C, EAP0320C, EAP0340C, EAP0360C

40-49.9

Level 4

EAP0400C, EAP0420C, EAP0440C, EAP0460C

50-69.9

Level 5

EAP1500C and EAP1520C and EAP1540C and EAP1560C or EAP1585C and EAP1586C

70-97.4

Level 6

EAP1620C, EAP1640C

97.5 or more

Level 7

(Use PERT scores for placement)

Note:
Immigrants, refugees and U.S. citizens scoring 12.4 or less will have their Admission delayed.

Non-Immigrants (International students) scoring 0-39.9 (levels 0, 2, 3) will not be eligible for Admission.

 

All Assessment Centers Closed November 13, 22-24, December 21-31

LOCATIONS & CONTACT

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