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Placement Tests

Math

The math placement test will be available March 1; it is due May 10.

If you are in a major requiring Calculus (Math 201), instructions will be emailed to your UP email address and the test will be accessed on Moodle.

If you are not in a major requiring Calculus, but need to take Math 201, please email mathplacement@up.edu and request access to the exam. You will be emailed instructions for the exam once you have been given access.

Who needs to take the Math Placement Test?

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Physics, chemistry, environmental science (not EEP), and math majors need to take the math placement test as they will take calculus or pre-calculus (depending on placement) in their first semester if they don’t already have credit. Biology majors who are also pre-health may need calculus but they do not take it in their first semester.
  • Business: Business students who are considering minoring or double-majoring in Math should take the math placement test
  • Engineering: All engineering students are required to take the math placement test (regardless of AP, IB or college credit).
  • Education: Students interested in teaching math should take the placement test.
  • Nursing: Nursing majors are not required to take the math placement test.

Questions? Email mathplacement@up.edu

Language

The language placement exam is due May 10.

Language Placement Exam

Who needs to take the Language Placement Exam?

  • College of Arts & Sciences: All students seeking a BA degree (bachelor of arts) need to take the language placement exam. The only exception is if you are a BA student who completed a full four years of language in high school—then you do not need to take the exam. Students seeking a BS (bachelor of science) only need to take the language placement exam if you are interested in continuing a language at UP.
  • Education: Students interested in teaching Spanish, French, or German should take the applicable language placement exam.
  • Nursing, Business, Engineering: Only students interested in continuing a language at UP need to take the placement exam.