Departmental Placement

When you begin your undergraduate work, your college or department may also require that you take a placement or proficiency exam covering introductory or basic areas in its academic discipline to determine the course level at which you will be permitted to enroll. No credit is awarded for your performance on these placement exams.


Your college or department decides how to determine placement levels for its courses. Its exams may include:



You may be charged a nominal fee to cover the cost of producing the placement exam.


In some departments, you may be permitted to use supplemental exams to challenge the placement level initially assigned to you. There is a charge for such challenges. (See Challenge and Supplemental Exams).