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Placement Tests

Math

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.

If you need to take the Math Placement Test, please do so as soon as possible once you are confirmed for Spring.

Who needs to take the Math Placement Test?

Please note that all new students interested in or required to take MTH 201 (Calculus) are required to take the math placement test regardless of AP or IB credit for calculus.

  • 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. Biology majors who are also pre-health may need calculus, but they are encouraged to take Bio-Calculus, which is offered Spring 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.
  • 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

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.

If you need to take the Language Placement Exam, please do so as soon as possible once you are confirmed for Spring.