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Placement Examinations


Second Languages

Students who have studied a second language in high school are encouraged to use that knowledge at Augustana. They may apply it toward meeting the graduation requirement in a second language and may qualify for enrollment in advanced courses. 

Students with any previous experience in a language offered at Augustana (Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, Swedish) — whether in high school or in a non-academic context — must take a placement test before registering. The World Languages, Literatures and Cultures department conduct online placement tests prior to Summer Orientation and Registration. These departments and the students’ faculty advisors then continue to provide academic advising in language study as needed.


Placement into mathematics courses is determined by a student's Math Index Score calculated from the high school GPA and ACT score. Incoming students can see their Math Index Score by logging in to Arches prior to their Orientation & Registration dates. 

For more information, contact the Mary Windeknecht, director of first-tear advising.