Office of New Student Orientation Programs

Placement Tests for Transfer Students

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 orientation. 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 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.


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 $20 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 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.

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. 

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Last Updated: 3/19/18