To ensure that new students are placed into courses for which they are well prepared, Drexel's faculty has developed a set of required placement examinations. These examinations reflect the proficiency that is expected of students to be successful in the various college-level mathematics, chemistry, physics, and modern language courses.
All incoming first-year students are required to complete placement exams. Placement exams will be available in late spring. Check back here for more information.
Please note: All incoming first-year students are required to complete placement exams. Placement exams will be available beginning Wednesday, May 3, 2023 and must be completed by Friday, June 30, 2023.
- How to Complete Your Placement Exams – 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.
- 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 Disability Resources prior to taking their exams.
Note for Transfer Students
Transfer students will be contacted by their college or school regarding any placement examination requirements. Transfer students may also reach out to their advisors directly should they have any course-related questions. For a full listing of undergraduate advisors, please refer to our Academic Advisors webpage.