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New Student Orientation

General Placement Test Information

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
Economics
Environmental Studies/Sciences
Exercise Science
Mathematics (all programs)
Middle Level Mathematics track
Pre-engineering

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.

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 will be administered at all Freshman Orientation sessions and at Fall and Spring Orientation. If you are in a major that requires the Chemistry Placement Test and you meet the criteria to take it, please make plans to arrive early enough to take the exam.

Students wishing to take the placement exam must have a good science and math background. To have a reasonable chance of placing directly into CHEM105, students need to have a MATH SAT/ACT score of at least 530/23 or to have completed college calculus I (MATH 201).

Please click on the "Chemistry Exam" link on the left-hand side of the page for more information on the test, including how to determine if you need to take it during Orientation.

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