GEN 105

What is GEN 105?

GEN105 provides an intervention for college reading. Students who enroll in this course will receive 2 hours each week of supplemented instruction in college reading, critical thinking, and study strategies. Students receive 2 hour of college credit (elective credit only) for GEN 105. .

Do I need to take GEN 105?

Enter your test scores into to fields below to determine whether you need to take GEN 105 or not. If you do not have a score for a particular test leave the value as "0"

If you do not have an ACT READ score please leave value as 0
If you do not have an SAT EBRW score please leave value as 0
If you do not have an ACCU READ score please leave value as 0

You need to enroll in GEN 105

You are exempt from GEN 105

Save time & money

Register to take or retake the Accuplacer Reading exam to potentially place out of GEN 105.

GEN 105 Courses Offered for Fall 2022

Course Day & Time
4192 GEN 105-01 TTh 10:00am-10:50am
4193 GEN 105-02 MW 1:00pm-1:50pm
4194 GEN 105-03 TTh 11:00am-11:50am
4195 GEN 105-04 TTh 1:00pm-1:50pm
4196 GEN 105-05 MW 10:00am-10:50am
6729 GEN 105-06 MW 11:00am-11:50am
7298 GEN 105-07 Distance ED
  • For Fall 2022, GEN 105 will not be paired with general education content course (BIOL 102, PSYC 201, or HIST 102).

Registering for the Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading Exam

Students whose scores on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading exam are less than 250 will be required to register for GEN 105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading during their first academic year.


There are curently 4 options for taking the Accuplacer at the University of Louisville.

ANYTIME (through Examity)


At your convenience, including weekends, evenings

  • Make sure you have a computer, web cam, high speed internet connection, and private, undisturbed environment to test.
  • Register for your exam/voucher before scheduling your test with Examity. Allow up to 2 business days to receive your voucher. If you haven't received the voucher after 2 business days, please call Testing Services at 502-852-6606 to request the voucher processing.
  • After you receive your voucher by email from Accuplacer, you will be directed to the Examity website to schedule.



Monday - Friday between 7 am - 5 pm for out of town students ONLY by appointment.

  • If you reside in Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble Counties you are NOT eligible for the ZOOM option.



Monday – Thursday between 7 am – 5 pm on UofL's campus by appointment.

  • Check with your High School Counselor for "excused absence" permission. During testing appointment, ask staff for "excuse note".

  • Visit our Directions & Parking link for more information about how to get here. Parking $5+

WAIVER (take it for free)


Must meet qualifications for free and reduced lunch.

  • Call Testing Services at 502-852-6606 for verification and scheduling. Examity not an option with waiver.

The READING Accuplacer test has 20+ questions that emphasize the meaning of words in extended contexts and how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact. To place out of the GEN 105 Reading Intervention course, you must score 250 or higher.


Since there are a limited number of Accuplacer sessions, once you schedule your appointment time, reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to avoid the NO SHOW penalty. If you miss your appointment time or are over 15 minutes late, you MUST reschedule your testing appointment with Examity and will be required to pay their $25 testing fee.


Students are allowed to retest on Accuplacer once advised by their advisor/testing staff about their scores and corresponding course placement. You may retest on either/both the Math or Reading Accuplacer.

The testing fee will be collected upon each administration according to the option used for testing


Students with SAT, ACT, KYOTE or Accuplacer scores older than one year should register to take the Accuplacer for a more accurate math course placement.

ADA Accommodations:

If you have received ADA accommodations such as reduced distraction, a reader or a scribe from U of L's Disabilities Resource Center (502-852-6938), please call our office BEFORE scheduling any exam.

The ACCUPLACER placement exams are UNTIMED, so no ADA accommodations are required for extended time candidates.

You should always check with your Academic Advisor if you have questions and before registering for classes.

Studying for the Accuplacer

The free ACCUPLACER study app features official practice tests in each subject that you can take on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The format is just like the real ACCUPLACER tests, and you’ll get immediate feedback with answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

Accessing the Accuplacer Study Materials
Step 1: Get the Study App


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Step 2: Create an Accuplacer Study Account

In order to utilize the Accuplacer Study app you will need to create an account with Accuplacer.


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Step 3: Choose the Test Type

The University of Louisville only offers the Accuplacer Next-Generation test. Select the Next-Generation Practice Tests.


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Step 4: Choose which test to study for

Based on the test(s) you need to take, choose the Accuplacer exam you want to practice studying for:

  • Reading
  • Arithmetic
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • Advanced Algebra and Functions

Select Learn As You Go to get immediate feedback or Sample Test to practice taking the Accuplacer.



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