Your score on placement exams determines at what level you begin instruction in that subject at Valpo.
Foreign Language Placement
French, German, and Spanish placement exams should be completed online prior to attending FOCUS.
Chinese, Japanese, and Latin placement exams will be completed on campus during FOCUS.
Who must take a foreign language at Valpo?
- All students in the College of Arts and Sciences
- All students in the College of Business
- Any student in the College of Nursing or College of Engineering who intends to continue elective study of a language s/he began in high school
Chemistry placement should be completed online prior to attending FOCUS. You will need a username and password to enter the exam:
Students intending to study the following, and have not already taken and passed a college chemistry course, will take Chemistry Placement:
- Environmental Science
- Pre-Medical Arts (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, etc.)
Students who have not yet taken and passed a college math course will take the math placement exam during FOCUS. The exam is administered online. You may bring a calculator. Practice exam questions are found on the ACT Compass website.