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Math placement tests

Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is IUPUI's new math placement tool. At student orientation, your advisor will use your ALEKS percentage score to place you in the math course that gives you the best chance for success.

Take the Math Placement Test

English placement tests

You will respond to 10 questions and we will suggest a specific course that's right for you. After reading descriptions of IUPUI's three first-year writing courses, you may choose to accept our recommendation or choose on your own. This process is called Guided Self Placement.

Take the English Placement Test

If you are an international student, this might not be the right placement test for you. IUPUI requires most non-native speakers to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test before attending New Student Orientation.

International students and non-native English speakers

IUPUI requires most non-native speakers to take the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Test before attending New Student Orientation.

Your EAP test results will indicate whether you should take courses in the EAP Program or in the Writing Program. Students who demonstrate native-like proficiency on the EAP Test are referred to take courses in the Writing Program.

For more information about the EAP program please visit the English for Academic Purposes website.

Schedule an EAP Placement Test

World language placement tests

We offer French, German, and Spanish placement tests.

All IUPUI students who have taken a world language course in high school or have previous experience in a world language are eligible to take a placement test.

Your score will indicate which level IUPUI language course you are best suited to take. After completing that IUPUI course with a C or better, you are eligible for a special credit at a reduced fee for up to 16 credits of world language classes.


Special credit for native speakers

Native speakers are allowed to receive up to 6 credit hours of special credit at the 200-level by credential only, but may not take 100- and 200-level courses in their own language. Each language indicates in the IUPUI Bulletin the requirements for obtaining special credit in that language by native speakers. Students must check these requirements before registering for a course.Spanish native speakers must take SPAN-S318 to qualify for 200-level special credits, French native speakers must take FREN-F328 to qualify for 200-level special credits. It is highly recommended to speak with the respective Program Director of the Wold Languages Departmental Office (wlac@iupui.edu) before enrolling in a course.


World languages scoring table

French (FL101) German (FL301) Spanish (FL202)
131 0–34 0–34 0–34
132 35–50 35–50 35–48
203 51–62 51–60 49–54
204 63–72 61–71 55–59
300 or higher (F328) 73–83+ 72 and above 60 and above

Take the French Placement Test

Take the German Placement Test

Take the Spanish Placement Test

Chemistry Placement Exam

 The Chemistry Placement Examination is an assessment to evaluate readiness for college level chemistry courses. Directing students to courses where they will be better able to succeed is a priority for the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Success in science curricula depends upon matching your level of content expertise to the expectations in the entry–level courses as you transition to study here. Our assessment involves review of prerequisites, prior chemistry courses, chemistry placement scores, and ALEKS mathematics placement scores. Your conversation with an academic advisor is essential to weigh these various components for the optimum placement.

The Chemistry Placement Examination is an open-book, 45-minute online tool to evaluate readiness to begin the main science major sequence, Chemistry C105-C106.  The test  has 40 multiple choice questions. You cannot receive assistance from any person during the examination to ensure accuracy of the placement scores. The exam can be taken on any computer with reliable internet access, but mobile devices or pads are not suitable for testing. You must have a valid IU username and you will only be allowed one attempt at the examination.  

Your score will be provided to you at the conclusion of the exam. This data will be uploaded to your IUPUI placement score record and will become available to advisors who can assist as needed in determining the appropriate chemistry class.

Take the Chemistry Placement Exam