Placement Assessments

All entering freshman are required to take placement assessments appropriate for their majors. Assessment topics include mathematics, English (reading and writing), chemistry, physics, biology, and computer literacy.

New transfer students are also required to take placement assessments in areas where they do not have transfer credit.

Group placement assessments are given for each new semester on designated Saturdays prior to the Orientation and Registration. Information concerning placement assessments will be sent to those students needing the assessments upon acceptance to the University. For further information about the group assessments, contact the Admissions Office at 800-CALL-LTU (225-5588).

Students unable to make a scheduled placement assessment date, those students who were admitted to LTU after the group dates have passed, or students needing special accommodations may make arrangements for individual assessment testing by contacting the Academic Achievement Center at (248) 204-4120 or

A brief study guide  PDF image is available for the placement assessments.