Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Placement Tests for New Students

You should accomplish the following tasks BEFORE attending Rocket Launch:

  • Identify which placement test(s) you need;
  • Take required placement tests prior to attending Rocket Launch.

Descriptions of all placement tests can be found in the “New Student” tab in the myUT Portal.

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. 

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. Placement tests may only be taken once.

When should you take the placement tests?
You need to take your placement tests BEFORE you attend Rocket Launch. We cannot recommend strongly enough the importance of taking placement tests BEFORE you attend Rocket Launch. 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. The ALEKS math placement test can be taken online (more information below).

For Testing Center Hours, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding placement tests, please call your college. Click here for college contact information. 

 

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.

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.

If you have any questions regarding placement tests, please call your college. Click here for college contact information. 

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 Rocket Launch so they can plan the best class schedule.

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. Academic advisers will be available during Rocket Launch to assist you.

Last Updated: 4/1/15