All first-time international students and transfer students must take placement exams in English and mathematics, unless otherwise exempt. Incoming students who have studied French, German, Japanese, and/or Spanish are encouraged to take the foreign language exam for placement purposes. The exams will not be graded; the results are only used to place you in the courses appropriate to your skill level.
In order to better facilitate class scheduling and registration, all incoming international students who place into one or more ESL classes after taking the ESL placement exam will be automatically enrolled in their prescribed ESL class(es) by the Monday before classes begin. Returning students will be pre-registered each semester in prescribed ESL coursework according to the established sequence. Students who are placed in non-ESL composition courses must register on their own or with their advisors.
Students who want to appeal their placement or adjust their schedules with regard to pre-registration for ESL course work must contact the ESL Program Director once assessment is completed.
In addition to the exams listed above, graduate students entering the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program may take the Graduate Business Placement Examinations. The examinations cover financial accounting, mathematical tools in business, economics, and organizational behavior. Graduate Business Placement Examinations will take place on a separate day from the rest of orientation. You must reserve a space if you intend to take these tests. Contact Amanda Horter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to indicate your intent to take the exams.
Graduate students entering the M.B.A., Master of Science in Accounting, or the Master of Science in Management Information Technologies may have the option to take the computer proficiency examination.