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Placement Exams and Proficiency Exam Schedule

Find out when and where placement exams are offered during the 2016–2017 academic year.

Note:

The placement and proficiency exam schedules for each quarter are posted on Friday of Week 5 of the previous quarter. You can also read general information about placement exams.

Exam Dates and time Location Comments
Language Proficiency (reading portion)

Sept. 24, 2016 and Oct. 1, 2016, at 10 a.m.

HSS 2150
(map)
French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. No registration required. Those passing the reading portion will schedule to take the oral portion of the exam during the following week.
Language Proficiency
(oral portion)

Sept. 26–30, 2016 by appointment and Oct. 3-7, 2016 by appointment.

  This exam is for those students who pass the reading portion of the proficiency examination.
Math Placement (required for MATH 3C, 4C, 10A OR 20A)

June 11, 2016: 1–2:45 p.m.
 

June 17, 2016: 6–7:45 p.m.

June 21, 2016: 5–6:45 p.m.

June 24, 2016: 5–6:45 p.m.

Aug. 2, 2106: 3:30–5:15 p.m.

Aug. 20, 2016: 1–2:45 p.m.

Aug. 26, 2016: 2–3:45 p.m.

Sept. 16, 2016: 7:30–9:15 p.m.

Sept. 21, 2016: 7–8:45 p.m.

Sept. 22, 2016: 7–8:45 p.m.

UC Berkeley,
Evans Hall 10*

Cognitive Science 001

Warren 2005

Warren 2001

Warren 2001

Warren 2001

Warren 2005

Cognitive Science 001

Warren 2001

Warren 2005

Bring a No. 2 pencil and photo ID. Results are good for 1 year. Calculator use is permitted, except for a TI-89. For more information, see the Math Placement website.

Register for the Math Placement Exam or for any test date of the MPE.

*There is no registration for the exam offered on the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam (formerly Subject A Proficiency)

Sept. 14, 2016: 5–7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17, 2016: 3:30–6 p.m.

Sept. 19, 2016: 8:30–11 a.m.

Dec. 1, 2016: 7–9:30 p.m.

Jan. 9, 2017: 4–6:30 p.m.

Mar. 16, 2017: 7–9:30 p.m.

Apr. 3, 2017: 4–6:30 p.m.

York 2622

York 2722

Peterson 108

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Bring photo ID. You may fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement by writing a passing essay on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (which is required of all students who have not otherwise met the requirement). This examination may be taken only once. Students who fail will be required to enroll in SDCC 1. For more information, see the Basic Writing Program website, basicwriting.ucsd.edu.