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Placement Testing Might Save You Time and Money

Did you know that taking a placement test could potentially save you money and time by allowing you to complete your degree faster? Placement Tests like those offered at Argosy University, Online Programs measures students’ knowledge and skills in certain subject areas before their academic schedule is determined.

If students receive sufficient scores on the Placement Tests, they might qualify to receive an exemption for a course, such as introductory math, thus reducing the time and money spent on the path to graduation.

Besides the benefits described above, Placement Tests can also serve to be beneficial to students in other ways, including:

•    Placement Tests are a great way to get “back in the habit” of going to school.
•    Placement Tests allow you to familiarize yourself with the user-friendly online classroom environment that you will use for all of your classes.

The tests are usually only 25 – 50 questions and the results at Argosy University, Online Programs are automatically reported the school’s student information system, which can automatically update student schedules. There is no need to request scores to be sent to your school. All you have to do is enter the classroom and complete the tests!

To learn more about Placement Testing and to get started, contact an Admissions Representative at Argosy University, Online Programs.

See www.auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Where's Your Classroom? We Want to Know!

One of the best parts about being an online student is that your classroom is wherever you are.  That means, with over 15,000 students, Argosy University has classrooms all over the map! So today we are asking you to show us YOUR classroom – share a photo of your hometown and you could be featured on our Facebook page and win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Download/Print the Show Us Your Classroom PDF, which can be found in the Campus Common under Top Stories.
  • Write in the name of the town you live in on the PDF.
  • Take a picture that represents your town/city/area (don’t forget to include the image you printed out!)
  • Write a brief essay of between 150 words and 350 words explaining how your photo represents your classroom.
  • Submit your photo and essay to this site.

That’s it!

The best submissions will be featured on our brand new Facebook Timeline cover photo.

The three most creative submissions will be named winners by our panel of judges and will each be awarded $50 gift cards to Amazon.com. We will only be accepting submissions until April 26th – so get out and capture the perfect photo today!

Some helpful tips:

  • Use things that are easily recognizable (“Welcome to [city/state]” signs, iconic buildings, sports stadiums, food items)
  • Make sure your sign is readable in the photo – don’t take it from too far away and use a black marker to write in the town/city/area on the PDF image.
  • Include yourself in the photo! 
  • Don’t forget to follow the directions and make sure to fill out an electronic release on the submission site.

Good luck everyone!

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