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.  For information regarding placement 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 aac@ltu.edu.

Placement Assessment Study Guides

Review this study guide  PDF image  for Lawrence Tech placement assessments.

In addition, several websites can help students prepare for the assessments:

Math

English

Physics

Chemistry


The links below can be used to study for placement assessments or for classes. Professor P. Lowry has created guides for specific classes.

Technical Math(click the Go to Class link to see the specific topics, or click below)
        Unit 1 - Integers
        Unit 2 - Basic Algebraic Operations
        Unit 3 - Functions and Graphs
        Unit 4 - Trigonometric Functions
        Unit 5 - Systems of Linear Equations; Determinants
        Unit 6 - Factoring
        Unit 7 - Fractions
        Unit 8 - Quadratic Equations

   Technical Math 2  (click the Go to Class link to see the specific topics, or click below)
        Unit 1 - Trigonometric Functions
        Unit 2 - Vectors and Oblique Triangles        
        Unit 3 - Graphs of Trigonometric Functions and Identities
        Unit 4 - Exponents and Radicals
        Unit 5 - Complex Numbers
        Unit 6 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
        Unit 7 - Determinants and Analytic Geometry (linear)
        Unit 8 - Analytic Geometry (conics)

   Technical Calculus  (click the Go to Class link to see the specific topics, or click below)
        Unit 1 - Limits and Derivatives       
        Unit 2 - Derivative Rules   
        Unit 3 - Application of Derivatives 
        Unit 4 - Curve Sketching and Min/Max
        Unit 5 - Integration
        Unit 6 - Numerical Integration and Application
        Unit 7 - Derivatives of Transcendental Functions
        Unit 8 - Integrals of Transcendental Functions
        Table A - Derivatives
        Table B - Integrals