Placement Testing

In an effort to ensure you are registered in the appropriate courses, placement/skills assessments are offered – and some required – by certain departments such as math, chemistry, writing, and foreign languages. Whether or not you need to complete assessments depends on the requirements of your degree program.

In addition to completing placement assessments, you will also participate in academic advising before you register for your first semester of classes. Your college or program’s advising team will take into account your placement scores and your intended academic path when making recommendations for courses. This is why it’s important to complete placement activities in a timely manner, and many courses will not allow you to enroll until a placement test has been taken.

AP, IB, and Transfer Credit

We recognize that some students may also have test scores from AP/IB exams or are bringing in additional transfer credits. If you don’t have a test score by the placement test deadline dates listed below, go ahead and take the placement test to ensure timely course registration. You can always make changes to your schedule later if needed when you receive your other test scores. 


Students that have a disability and need testing accommodations for placement tests should first register with the Disability Resource Office. Once registered, you should email the placement exam contact person and copy the DRO service provider so a verification email can be sent. Additional instructions may be provided on the webpages for each assessment linked below. 

Select your college or program to learn which assessments you need to complete: