Math and Foreign Language Placement Tests

Information on Math & Foreign Language Placement Tests.

Foreign Language Placement Test for First Year and Transfer Students

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages welcomes you to Assumption University. Guidelines for the foreign language placement test are as follows. Unless you have received college credit for language study at a previous institution or through an AP test, you must take the online language placement exam. If you have had previous study of French, Spanish, German, or Italian in high school, you must take the online placement exam. Even if you did not take a foreign language before or you are not sure whether you will continue with the language, you need to take the online exam now, so that the results correspond to your current language level. Taking the language placement test is not optional and cannot be replaced by consulting your advisor or an administrator. The Assumption language requirement for all students is “two courses in a new language or one course at placement level.” If you have studied a language in high school or college other than those listed above, we will place you according to the information on your transcript(s).

The placement exam takes about 20 minutes.  Its purpose is to place you with other students at a similar level. In order to achieve the most appropriate placement consistent with your language level, you should complete the placement examination to the best of your ability, without the use of textbooks, dictionaries, or any other type of assistance.

Take the placement examination as soon as possible so that your advisor has a placement and can approve the appropriate course. 

TAKE THE EXAM

  1. After opening the link, follow the directions to register. You will be asked for your name, an Assumption University ID number, an email address and a password of your choosing.
  2. Select the language (Spanish, French, Italian or German). The rest of the instructions are given at the exam site. 

For additional information about the exam, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures reserves the right to change your placement if we believe you have not been placed at the appropriate level. Also, if you feel you have been misplaced on the basis of the placement test, you should consult with the Department. You may not place yourself into a course lower than where you tested without permission of the Department.
We recommend that you register for a foreign language course as soon as possible after taking the placement exam so that it reflects your current abilities—and before you forget the language skills you acquired in high school or college.

If you have questions not answered by the FAQ (below), please contact Professor Juan Carlos Grijalva

Sincerely yours,
Professor Juan Carlos Grijalva
Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures Assumption University
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1296

Math Placement Test for First Year and Transfer Students

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science welcomes you to Assumption University! In order to take a mathematics course at Assumption, or any other math-related course such as Statistics or Microeconomics, you must take the online placement test.  Every student must take a math course to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement.

The placement exam takes 25 minutes and times out automatically regardless of where you are in the test.  Plan to take the test in one sitting without interruptions or distractions,  You many use any computer, but it should have a reliable internet connections.  If you lose your internet connection, you will not be able to re-enter the test. Email Beth Peterson in IT at b.peterson@assumption.edu if you encounter technical difficulties.

Remember, this is NOT a test in the normal sense; it simply places you at a level appropriate to your skills and knowledge. To achieve the most appropriate placement consistent with your level of mathematics education and ability, you should complete the placement examination to the best of your ability, without the use of textbooks, calculators, or any other type of assistance. Use pencil and paper for calculations. If you do not recognize a topic or do not know how to answer a question, just skip it. DO NOT RANDOMLY GUESS AS IT CAN LOWER OR INFLATE YOUR PLACEMENT. 

TAKE THE EXAM

At the prompt, enter your official Assumption username and password. 

The rest of the instructions are given at the exam site. You will be able to view your placement results by clicking on the "Exam Results" link in the Brightspace course after taking the exam.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science reserves the right to change your placement if we believe you have not been placed at the appropriate level. Also, if you feel you have been misplaced on the basis of the placement test, you should consult with the Department. You may not place yourself into a course lower or higher than where you tested without the permission of the Department. You will not be able to register for a math class without a placement.

We recommend that you register for a mathematics course as soon as possible after taking the placement exam so that it reflects your current abilitiesand before you forget the skills you acquired in high school.

If you have questions, please contact Professor Joseph Alfano, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions