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First-Term Placement Exams

To ensure that students are placed into courses for which they are well prepared, Drexel's faculty has developed a set of placement examinations. These examinations reflect the proficiency that is expected of students to be successful in the various college-level mathematics, chemistry, and modern language courses.

Please note: All incoming freshmen are required to complete placement exams. Placement exams will be available beginning Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and must be completed by Friday, June 30, 2017.

  • Placement Exams and Your Fall Course Schedule – Deadlines, required exams for your major, and how to access the placement exams.
  • Frequently Asked Questions – We recommend you review these before starting your placement exams.
  • Placement Exam Outcomes – A list of courses you may be placed in as a result of your performance on the placement exams.
  • Transfer Students – Transfer students will be contacted by their college or school regarding any placement examination requirements.
  • International Student Placement – International students will be assessed on their proficiency in writing and speaking in English for proper course placement.
  • AP, IB, and CLEP Credit Policies – While AP (and equivalent) scores will be taken into consideration for course placement, they are not a substitute for the placement exams.
  • Students with Disabilities – To request an accommodation on the placement exams (such as extended time) due to a disability, students must first register with the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) prior to taking their exams.

We urge that you take these exams very seriously. Best of luck!