You MUST complete the online placements tests prior to May Orientation. This information will be essential when you meet with your adviser to discuss your class schedule for fall semester. All students complete a Math Survey and a Foreign Language Survey. Some students, depending on academic interests, also will complete a calculus placement test, chemistry placement test and/or a foreign language placement test.
Foreign Language: All students will complete a Foreign Language Survey online prior to May Orientation. Students will discuss this information with their adviser when scheduling classes for fall semester. In addition to high school coursework, we are interested in learning about a student’s motivation as well as their interest in and experience with the language outside the classroom. These are important factors to consider when determining appropriate placement in a language course. SAT Critical Reading scores are useful in assessing general language ability.
Students who plan to study French, German, or Spanish MUST complete the online foreign language placement test. Please note, students who are starting a new foreign language and those who are opting to take Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Japanese and Latin do not need to take a test.
Chemistry: First-year students who plan on taking general chemistry must take both the chemistry placement survey and the general chemistry placement exam.
Math Placement: All students planning to take Calculus must complete the online math placement survey. A student cannot enroll for a calculus class without completing all three parts of the math placement test.
Taking the Placement Tests:
Placement Testing is done through the Blackboard portal. In order to complete placement testing, you will need the user name and password that is included in the Orientation Letter after you pay your deposit. The deadline for Placement Testing is Monday. May 13, 2013. Directions:
- Click on UC Gateway at the top of the Urinus College website (http://www.ursinus.edu)
- Click on Blackboard link under Technology and Tools
- At login window type in your Ursinus username and password
- On the bottom right (see screenshot), under the "My Organizations", select "Placement Testing and CIE Readings 2013"
- Click on the appropriate links on the left navigation to access the tests
- Click here to begin: Blackboard
If you have questions, please contact the Center for Acadmic Support by phone at 610-409-3400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.