Your score on placement exams determines at what level you begin instruction in that subject at Valparaiso University.
All International Students will complete Writing Placement during International Student Orientation on Monday morning, January 6. Writing Placement determines at what level International Students begin instruction in various writing and/or English courses. Domestic students do not complete Writing Placement.
Foreign Language Placement for Domestic Students
French, German, and Spanish placement exams should be completed online prior to attending FOCUS by all domestic students.
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 by all domestic and international students intending to study any of the areas listed below.
The username and password to enter the exam are:
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.)
Nursing and Engineering majors do NOT need to take Chemistry Placement.
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.