The Nelson-Denny test measures college students’ reading skills. Students are tested in groups on dates determined by the program for which the test is being taken. A one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable fee of $10 will be charged. Education majors should contact Diana Salazar at 210-829-3878 for more information.
The test consists of two parts. Part I assesses students’ understanding of vocabulary, and part II assesses reading comprehension. Please be aware that each section has a limited amount of time—it is recommended that students do not spend much time thinking about any one question. If unsure, simply guess and move on.
- PART I – VOCABULARY – 80 QUESTIONS – 15 MINUTES
- PART II – READING COMPREHENSION – 38 QUESTIONS – 20 MINUTES
Tests will be scored and mailed to test-takers, as well as sent to the appropriate UIW department. Students are required to score at or above the 30th percentile, which demonstrates college-level reading skill. The Nelson-Denny test may be re-taken if not passed on the first attempt.
Upcoming Nelson Denny exam dates & times:
Thursday, September 19th, 10:00am and 4:00pm
Friday , September 20th, 12:00pm
Monday , September 23rd, 10:00am and 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00am and 12:00pm
Thursday, September 26th, 10:00am and 12:00pm
Monday, September 30th, 10:00am and 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 2nd, 10:00am and 4:00pm
Contact Testing Services @ 210-829-3876 to schedule an appointment.
If you qualify for testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Coordinator of Testing, Matthew Gonzalez, at email@example.com, to make arrangements for your test. Prior registration with the UIW Student Disability Services office is required.