Placement Tests for Undergraduates
American Sign Language
All students who have had prior experience with American Sign Language in high school or elsewhere, or who are deaf or hard of hearing and consider themselves native signers, or who are transfer students, must have taken the placement exam to enroll in SES 102 American Sign Language II through SES 306 American Sign Language VI. Students may make an appointment to take the placement exam by calling the Professions in Deafness Program 336/256-1217. The test takes approximately one hour to an hour and a half and is a written and performance exam. A study guide and additional information is provided on the Professions in Deafness Program Web site, www.uncg.edu/ses/ses_deaf.
Foreign Language—French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish
Students with one or more years of high school French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish who wish to continue the study of that same language at UNCG must take the Language Placement Test before registering for these courses. Placement tests are offered only for these languages; students should consult departments about placement in other languages.
Incoming transfer students returning to the study of French, German, Russian, or Spanish begun in high school but not previously pursued at the college level, must also take the test. Transfer students with college-level foreign languages credit are encouraged to take the placement exam to determine their best starting point.
Language Placement Test scores are valid for one year after the test is taken. The test can be taken only once yearly. Once a student has begun the lower-level sequence (101–204/241), he or she cannot retake the placement exam in order to place out of any of the remaining courses in the sequence.
If students have high school foreign language deficiency of one unit, they must take the Language Placement Test if they wish to continue their high school language. If they plan to begin a new foreign language or if they have a deficiency of two units, they do not take the placement test; they enroll in first semester courses. These scores are binding unless placement change is initiated by the instructor. Foreign Language Placement Tests will be held as follows:
|French, German, Russian, and Spanish|
Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,
334-5655, 2321 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building
between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
(test taken on computer; scores are available immediately and are valid for one year)
Contact the Classical Studies Department,
1103 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building
Mathematics Placement Test
There is no prerequisite for MAT 112, 115, and 150; hence, no student is required to take the Mathematics Placement Test. See http://www.uncg.edu/mat/undergraduate/mathplacetest.html.
Science or Business majors with very strong backgrounds in precalculus or calculus should consult (at least two months prior to the beginning of a semester via firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in order to discuss the possibility of taking the Mathematics Placement Test.
Placement Test Scores
Scores will be available from the respective departments within 24 hours after the tests are taken. Students should pick up their scores before meeting with their advisors.