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Placement Tests

All new students, including those admitted to the University Honors Program, must take the math and foreign language placement tests as soon as possible after accepting the offer of admission at Miami.  If you do not take the placement tests at least five business days before your orientation session, your course registration will likely be disrupted.  

Placement Tests for New Domestic Students

Take placement tests online through the links below. These tests are very important and deserve your careful attention. If you do not complete placement tests at least one week before the start of your orientation session, your course registration will likely be disrupted.

These tests are diagnostic tools that help determine course placement in specific areas, which may also affect access to related courses (e.g., math placement affects course registration in Chemistry, Economics, etc.). Tests do not award academic credit.

  • Math test: all new students must take this test.
  • Foreign language tests: placement tests are offered for French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish (placement guides are available for most additional languages offered). If you are planning (or are required) to study a foreign language, you should take a placement test in every language you've previously studied-even if you are considering starting a new language. You are required to study a foreign language if: your major is in the College of Arts & Science, you are majoring in Teacher Education with a foreign language emphasis, or you have a major in the College of Creative Arts that requires a foreign language.

Placement Tests for New International Students

International students need only take the math placement test (via the link below).

Placement Test Links

To access your test results once you have taken the tests, click on the links above for the appropriate test and log back in to the myMiami portal with your Unique ID and password.

NOTE: The math placement test above is for students on Miami's Oxford campus.  Students who attend Miami's regional campuses should contact the Office of Tutoring & Learning for placement test instructions, and ELC (English Language Center) students should contact mumelc@miamioh.edu.