See the current Placement Exams and Proficiency Exam Schedule.
A few things to keep in mind about placement exams:
- Placement exams help you determine the course level in which to enroll.
- Don't guess answers on placement exams. Artificially high scores could lead you to enroll in a course for which you are not adequately prepared.
- There is no fee for the Math or Language Placement Exam. There is a fee to take the Writing Placement Exam.
Types of placement exams:
- Chemistry: Learn who should take the Chemistry Placement Exam, and link to the exam if needed.
- Computer Science & Engineering (CSE): Read about the CSE Course Advisory Exam, and link to the exam if needed.
- Math: Take the Math Placement Exam if you have not met a math course prerequisite for pre-calculus or first quarter calculus. This 90-minute, multiple-choice exam is free of charge.
- Language: Take the online Language Placement Exam if you have had some exposure to a language that you would like to study further. This 45-minute, multiple-choice exam is free of charge.
- Writing Placement Exam: Take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam if you have not fulfilled the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement. This 2-hour essay exam has a fee.
- For more information on the writing requirement, see: