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New Freshmen

Math is the only placement test that all new freshmen are required to take, and it is the only placement test that you can take more than once. Whether or not you are required to take any of the other placement exams depends on which College you are going into, what your academic background is, and what you chose for your intended program of study. Even if you have taken Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests in these subjects, you still need to take the placement exams if your College requires them. Please complete your placement testing at least two weeks prior to your New Student Registration date.


Math placement testing for Fall 2021 course enrollment is now open. Click here for more information and the login link.

Science placement testing for Fall 2021 course enrollment will open on May 1. Click here for more information.

Foreign language placement testing for Fall 2021 course enrollment will open on May 1. Click here for more information.


Not sure which placement tests you have to take? Click on the College that you have been admitted to.

NOTE: These lists will be updated in April for new students who will be enrolling for Fall 2021.


Requirements for Freshmen

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Applied Health Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Education 2020-2021

  • College of Fine & Applied Arts 2020-2021

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2020-2021

  • College of Media 2020-2021

  • Division of General Studies 2020-2021

  • Gies College of Business 2020-2021

  • Grainger College of Engineering 2020-2021

  • School of Information Sciences 2020-2021

  • School of Social Work 2020-2021