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Mathematics Placement Exam

Mathematics Placement Exams should be completed online (if required by your major) as it will not be administered at Orientation.

Students in the following majors need to complete the Math Placement Test:

Biology (all concentrations)
Business (all programs)
Chemistry (all concentrations)
Computer Science
Digital Information Design
Environmental Studies/Sciences
Exercise Science
Integrated Marketing Communication
Mathematics (all programs)
Middle Level Mathematics track

Undeclared students (those who are undecided) considering one of the majors listed above may take the exam. Undeclared students may also wait until deciding on a major to take the exam.

Please click on the "Mathematics Exam" link on the left-hand side of the page for more information on the test.

Foreign Language Placement Test

The Foreign Language Placement Test will be administered at all Freshman Orientation sessions and at Fall and Spring Orientation. Students in majors that require a foreign language who wish to continue in their previous study of French, German, or Spanish should plan to take the test. You do NOT need to take the test if you plan on starting a new language or are in a major that does not require a foreign language.

All students majoring in programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (except the BSW - Social Work) are required to have competency in a language at the 102 level. In the College of Visual and Performing Arts, only the BA in Art and Art History are required to have competency in a language at the 102 level. 

Please click on the "Foreign Language Exam" link on the left-hand side of the page for more information on the test, including information on whether or not you will need to take it.

Chemistry Placement Test

The Chemistry Placement Test is no longer being offered. Registration for CHEM105 will be based on SAT and/or ACT test scores.

CHEM105 Registration: All students meeting any one of these criteria can register for CHEM105:

  • Completion of CHEM104 or MATH201 with a final grade of C or higher
  • SAT-Math score of 570 or higher
  • SAT Combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1,200 or higher
  • ACT Composite Score of 27 or higher

CHEM104 Registration:
All students whose major requires CHEM105 can register for CHEM104. For students with SAT Math Scores of 450 or lower (ACT of 18 or lower), it may be advisable to first complete either MATH150 or MATH151 with a final grade of C or higher before taking CHEM104 due to the mathematical intensity of this Chemistry course.

Please click on the "Chemistry Exam" link on the left-hand side of the page for more information.

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