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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 Language, Literature and Culture 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 will receive a letter from the Director of First-Year Advising regarding their Math Index Score and placement prior to their Orientation & Registration date. Students who do not have a Math Index Score are required to complete an online placement exam prior to Summer Orientation & Registration. For more information, contact the Director of First Year Advising at Mary Windeknecht.

For complete information on ALEKS courses and math placement, see the ALEKS page.

Current students with further questions may contact Diane Mueller.