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Placement Examinations

2024-25 Academic Catalog Page edits in-progress

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 Orientation and Registration. These departments and the students’ faculty advisors then continue to provide advising regarding language study as needed.


Placement into mathematics courses is determined by a student's Math Index Score calculated from the high school GPA and the math subscore of the ACT or SAT score. Students who did not take the ACT or SAT but need a Math Index Score for their area of study will be contacted by the Office of Advising with instructions on how to obtain a math placement. Incoming students can see their Math Index Score by logging in to Arches prior to their Orientation & Registration dates. 

For more information, contact Mary Windeknecht, Director of Advising.


NOTE! Students should also consult the college policy on providing placement scores to external audiences if they have questions.