Our expectation is that if you are required to take an online placement exam, that you will take it prior to your arrival at Orientation.

Students may take each placement exam only once; if you take an exam multiple times, your additional scores will be disregarded.

The following placement exams are available online and must be completed before your arrival at Orientation.

See below for placement exams that are only offered on campus.

Please note, these exams are not required for all students, please see descriptions below!

Online Exams/Checklists

  • Writing Placement Checklist - Now available online
    • First year students are automatically placed into a Writing Course based on your SAT/ACT scores
      • If you did not submit SAT or ACT scores or if you would like to challenge your SAT/ACT score placement, you must complete this online checklist.
      • Visit our Writing Placement Information page to learn more!
      • Please complete the checklist BEFORE Orientation!
  • Language Exams - Exams are now available online
    • Spanish, Italian, French, Latin, German - These are online exams – please complete your exam BEFORE attending Orientation!
      • Spanish Placement Test
        • This exam is required for all students taking Spanish, regardless if you have any prior knowledge or training of the language.
        • When asked, “You are about to enrol yourself as a member of this course. Are you sure you wish to do this?”
          • Select “Yes” to proceed
        • Special noteStudents who receive a high score or a score of zero on the Spanish placement exam are required to attend a brief follow-up meeting with the program director before or during the first week of the semester. The program director will schedule this meeting with you directly.
      • Italian Placement Test
        • This exam is only for students with some knowledge of the language. For example, if you have never taken Italian, but you would like to take Italian at Drew, you are not required to take the placement exam.
        • When asked, “You are about to enrol yourself as a member of this course. Are you sure you wish to do this?”
          • Select “Yes” to proceed
      • French Placement Test
        • This exam is only for students with some knowledge of the language. For example, if you have never taken French, but you would like to take French at Drew, you are not required to take the placement exam.
        • Password: rangers1
        • Select, Language: French
      • Latin Placement Test
        • This exam is only for students with some knowledge of the language. For example, if you have never taken Latin, but you would like to take Latin at Drew, you are not required to take the placement exam.
        • When asked, “You are about to enrol yourself as a member of this course. Are you sure you wish to do this?”
          • Select “Yes” to proceed
      • German Placement Test 
        • This exam is only for students with some knowledge of the language. For example, if you have never taken German, but you would like to take German at Drew, you are not required to take the placement exam.
        • Password: rangers1
        • Select, Language: German
        • Special note: Students who receive a high score on the German placement exam are required to attend a brief follow-up meeting with the program director before or during the first week of the semester. The program director will schedule this meeting with you directly.

On Campus Exams

The following placement exams will be available at Orientation. These exams are not available online and will only be available on campus during Orientation. Please note, these exams are not required for all students, please see descriptions below!

  • Chemistry - This exam will be administered on campus – Time TBD
    • This exam is for all students who plan on taking Chemistry 150
    • This exam will place you accordingly into Chem 150 or Chem 151
    • Any student who does not take this exam, but registers for Chem 150, will be dropped from the course after the first week of class.
    • Please bring a calculator (basic, not scientific) and a pen or pencil to take this exam.
  • Biology - This exam will be administered on campus - Time TBD
    • This exam is only for students who meet all of the following requirements:
      • Students who have taken the AP Biology Exam and received a 4 or 5 on the exam
        • If you do not yet have your Exam results, but you took the AP Exam, please still take this placement test. 
      • Students who intend to major in biology or a biology-related field, and
      • Students who are seeking exemption from the biology lecture component of Biology 150.
      • Please bring a pen or pencil to take this exam; a calculator will be provided
  • Math - This exam is required for all students!
  • Language Exams - The following exams will be offered at Orientation: Arabic, Russian, and Chinese – Time TBD
    • These exames are only for students with some knowledge of the language you wish you take. For example, if you have never taken Russian, but you would like to take Russian here at Drew, you are not required to take the placement exam