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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Nitschke Hall, MS 310
1610 N. Westwood
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: (419) 530-8040
Fax: (419) 530-8046 ENUGStudies@utoledo.edu

Placement Testing for The College of Engineering

Math Placement Test

Math placement tests are required for all new students in the College of Engineering, unless you have credit for math that appears on a college transcript. A chemistry placement test is required for certain majors as described below.

All engineering and engineering technology students are strongly advised to take the on-line ALEKS math test to allow appropriate math placement. There is a nominal cost to register for ALEKS, which includes on-line tutorials to improve your knowledge and the opportunity to retake the test to improve your math placement. If the end result is a higher math placement, it is well worth the nominal cost. Information about ALEKS for math can be found HERE.

Alternatively, on-campus math placement testing is available at no cost. Each on-campus test may only be taken once in a calendar year. To determine which on-campus test(s) should be taken, you will need to know your ACT/SAT scores.

Chemistry Placement Test
If the curriculum of your major requires you to complete CHEM 1230, General Chemistry I, in most cases you will be required to take a chemistry placement test.  Exceptions occur if you have an AP Chemistry score of 3 or higher, transfer credit equivalent to CHEM 1090 or CHEM 1230 at UT, or if you have not completed any high school chemistry course. 

If you have not completed at least a year of high school chemistry you will enroll in CHEM 1090, Elementary Chemistry before taking CHEM 1230.

Details of the two available tests are described in a handout found HERE

There is no fee for the ALEKS Chemistry Placement Test. After reading the Chemistry Placement test document, and reviewing your chemistry knowledge, if you wish to take the ALEKS Chemistry Placement Exam click on this button to begin:  BEGIN.

If you do not know your ACT scores, visit www.actstudent.org.

If you do not know your SAT scores, visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores.

Find your admitted major in the list below to determine which placement tests are required.


If your major is:

BIOE Bioengineering

CHME Chemical Engineering

CVLE Civil Engineering

CSE Computer Science and Engineering

ELCE Electrical Engineering

MECE Mechanical Engineering

UND Undecided Engineering

  • Chemistry placement test is required (available on-campus and as an online ALEKS chemistry test).
  • ALEKS math on-line (preferred) or on-campus math tests based on ACT/SAT scores
    • If your ACT-Math score is 20 or higher (SAT-Math score is 480 or higher) you must take ALEKS math or the Trigonometry placement test.
    • If your ACT-Math score is less than 27 (SAT-Math score is less than 610) you must also take ALEKS math or the College Algebra placement test.

 If your major is:

CET     Construction Engineering Technology

CSET  Computer Science and Engineering Technology

  • Chemistry placement test is not required.
  • ALEKS math on-line (preferred) or on-campus math tests  based on ACT/SAT scores     
    • If your ACT-Math score is 20 or higher (SAT-Math score is 480 or higher) you must take ALEKS math or the Trigonometry placement test.
    • If your ACT-Math score is less than 22 (SAT-Math score is less than 520) you must also take ALEKS math or the College Algebra placement test.

If your major is:

ELCT Electrical Engineering Technology

MCHT Mechanical Engineering Technology

UNDT Undecided Engineering Technology

  • Chemistry placement test is required (available on-campus and as an online ALEKS chemistry test).
  • ALEKS math on-line (preferred) or on-campus math tests based on ACT/SAT scores
    • If your ACT-Math score is 20 or higher (SAT-Math score is 480 or higher) you must take ALEKS math or the Trigonometry placement test.
    • If your ACT-Math score is less than 22 (SAT-Math score is less than 610) you must also take ALEKS math or the College Algebra placement test.

If your major is:

ITCE Information Technology

  • Chemistry placement test is not required.
  • ALEKS math on-line (preferred) or on-campus math tests based on ACT/SAT scores
    • If your ACT-Math score is less than 22 (SAT-Math score is less than 520) you must take ALEKS math or the College Algebra placement test.

 

If you still have questions about which placement test(s) you should take, contact:

College of Engineering
419.530.8040
Nitschke Hall, Room 1045

Last Updated: 1/2/18