Placement Testing

  • Placement testing is an important step in the orientation and registration process. The results will be used to place you in the courses that match your academic plan and needs. All placement testing should be completed at least 72 hours prior to your program. 

    In your HAWKS 100-Getting Ready course, you will be able to complete a proctored math placement exam. 

    The math test is available, and all incoming students who have not taken it should do so as soon as possible.  

    If You Took a Math Pre-Test

    Students who have completed a pre-test should log in and complete a proctored exam. Additional instructions are available in the HAWKS-100 Getting Ready course in the Math Placement Information module.

    English Placement Test Information

    Refer to the table below to determine how you will be placed into English courses, based on your SAT Verbal score.

    Score Range
    Placement
    No SAT Verbal Score
    Determined by placement test. Follow directions in HAWKS-100 Getting Ready course.  
    200–440
    English 100 - Basic Writing
    450–540
    Determined by placement test. Follow directions in HAWKS-100 Getting Ready course. 
    550–800
    English 101 - English Composition


    Language Placement Tests

    Incoming students can take placement exams for French, German or Spanish. Depending on courses already taken or interest, students can elect to take these tests during orientation. Students who meet the criteria may receive course credit for their Spanish oral proficiency level.

    All students who are native language speakers, or have taken at least two years of one of these languages, are encouraged to take a placement exam. In many cases, completing the exams enables a student to proceed to Level 2 or 3 of the language. Sometimes, students place out of the college requirement, freeing those credits to be used toward a minor or second major. For more information about our Foreign Languages major, minor, and certificate programs, visit Foreign Languages.

    Equivalency Resources

    College Level Exam Placement Exam, Advance Placement, and International Baccalaureate Equivalency Charts. Also, please see the Transfer Credit Evaluation Tool.