Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Placement Tests for New Students

Descriptions of all placement tests can be found in the “New Student” tab in the myUT Portal.  Placement tests are given in math, chemistry and foreign languages.

Which placement tests do you need to take?

Please contact your admitted college at the numbers listed here to determine which placement tests you will need to complete.

When should you take the placement tests?

You need to take placement tests BEFORE you are advised and/or attend Rocket Re-Launch. No appointments are needed; however, each test lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

Where can you take placement tests?

Placement tests can be taken in the Memorial Field House, Room 1080. The ALEKS math placement test can be taken online (more information below).

For Testing Center Hours, please click here.

No appointment is needed. 

Please bring a valid form of picture identification, your UTAD username/password and your Rocket Number, with you to the Test Center.

DESCRIPTIONS OF PLACEMENT TESTS/ASSESSMENT

Mathematics Placement Tests
All baccalaureate degrees at UT require at least one mathematics course. The major you plan to pursue, your math ACT or SAT score, and/or the score(s) from your mathematics placement test(s) will be used by your adviser to determine your first mathematics course.

The University of Toledo is now providing 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, click here.

After reading about ALEKS, 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.  

Foreign Language Placement Test
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 Test
This test is composed of high school chemistry and mathematical concepts. You are strongly urged to review chemistry and math before taking the test so the results will place you at the correct course level. There are 44 multiple-choice questions, and use of a non-programmable calculator is permitted.

***The department of Chemistry will offer a version of the ALEKS online placement test beginning in early May, 2015.  Please refer to this page at that time for further updates about this version of chemistry placement, and to see if you qualify to take ALEKS to complete your chemistry placement requirement.***

Practice for Chemistry Placement Test
The Chemistry Department provides information and a few practice questions on its website at http://homepages.utoledo.edu/ajorgen/practicequiz.asp . It is strongly recommended that you answer the practice questions before attempting the placement test.

If you have any questions regarding placement tests, please call an academic adviser in your college.

Last Updated: 4/1/15