Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Placement Tests for New Students

Which placement tests do you need to take?

Visit the myUT Portal at myUT.utoledo.edu and sign in with your UTAD username and password. You will be directed to the “New Student” tab in the myUT Portal. Click "Placement Testing" and click on the link according to your major. 

If you have any questions regarding placement tests after reviewing the information on the "New Student" tab, please call your academic college. Click here for college contact information.

Why are placement tests important?
Placement tests and ACT (or SAT) scores are used by our departments to place you into the correct math, chemistry, and foreign language. Therefore, it is crucial to your academic success at UT that you take the placement tests very seriously. Review the subject(s) in which you need placement tests prior to taking them. 

When should you take the placement tests?
You need to take your placement tests BEFORE you attend orientation. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED. Tests are available on a walk-in basis; however, each test lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Where can you take placement tests?
Placement tests can be taken in the Memorial Field House, Room 1080. Guests may secure a guest permit for $3/day by logging onto http://guestparking.utoledo.edu. You may park in Area 13 for placement testing after securing a guest parking permit. The ALEKS math and chemistry placement tests can be taken online (more information below).

For Testing Center Hours, please click here. 

It is highly recommended that you call the Test Center (419.530.1269) prior to driving to campus to ensure it is open, as hours are subject to change. Please bring a valid form of picture identification with you (driver's license, passport, high school ID or state ID), UTAD username, UTAD password, and your Rocket Number to complete placement testing.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Advanced Placement scores will be sent to UT, and we will inform you of credits awarded, which will be posted to your UT transcripts. If you have taken Advanced Placement exams in high school, please inform you advisers during orientation so they can plan the best class schedule. Also, if you haven't received AP test scores by your orientation date, please contact your adviser once you do receive the scores to make any adjustments to your schedule.

DESCRIPTIONS OF PLACEMENT TESTS

Mathematics Placement Tests

The University of Toledo provides incoming students with an innovative and convenient option to complete placement testing in mathematics. ALEKS is an online system that uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately assess student knowledge. It can be accessed on any computer with internet access that meets the system requirements.

To learn more about ALEKS for math placement, click here.

After reading about ALEKS for math placement, you can click here to login, provide payment, and begin testing.

There is a non-refundable $25 fee (payable by credit card) to take the math placement test. Internet Explorer will NOT support the ALEKS placement test. Please select a different browser when taking the ALEKS placement test.

More information about Mathematics placement testing can be found in this brochure

Foreign Language Placement Tests
If you have one or more years of foreign language from high school, take the placement test in that language if you intend to continue it in college. The test covers grammatical structures, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish foreign language placement tests can be completed at the Test Center (Field House, Room 1080). Other languages such as Arabic and Chinese must be scheduled through the Foreign Language Department.

Chemistry Placement Tests
Depending on your program, you may be required to take a chemistry placement test.

Details of the available tests are described HERE

1. There is no fee for the ALEKS Chemistry Placement Test. When you're ready to take the ALEKS Chemistry Placement Exam, click on this link to begin: BEGIN

2. If you are in the Nursing or Respiratory Care programs, you may want to take a chemistry placement exam at the Testing Center. The exam – which is taken on a special, lock-down browser – consists of multiple choice questions that test your knowledge in basic algebra and high-school chemistry. You will have a limited amount of time to take this exam, and you may use a non-programmable scientific calculator (will be provided through the online exam) and scratch paper. There is no fee to take this exam, but you will only be able to take it one time. 

Further Information:  Send questions to claire.cohen@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 4/19/17