Placement Tests

Miami requires placement tests in Foreign Language for some incoming students. Placement tests help you and your advisor determine the appropriate classes for you to take; you will not receive academic credit for placement tests. 

Beginning with the incoming class for fall 2018, new students will not take a math placement test. Rather, your ACT/SAT math score will determine the appropriate course level for math and math-related (e.g., chemistry, economics) courses.

Placement Tests for New Domestic Students

Read more about foreign language placement tests and access testing materials online through the link below. These tests are very important and deserve your careful attention. Please complete foreign language placement tests at least one week before the start of your orientation session; otherwise, your course registration will likely be disrupted.

  • Foreign language 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.

If you have questions about placement tests, please contact the advising office for the college of your major: College of Arts and Science: 513-529-3031; College of Creative Arts: 513-529-2209; College of Education, Health, and Society: 513-529-6317; College of Engineering and Computing: 513-529-0700; Farmer School of Business: 513-529-1712.

Upon completion of each placement test, print your score or record it in a safe place. Bring your placement test results with you to orientation, as you may need to refer to your scores during orientation. Once again - taking placement tests at least one week prior to your orientation is crucial. If you do not take placement tests at least one week prior to your orientation, your spring course registration will be disrupted. There is no convenient time during orientation to take placement tests, so it is imperative that you take the placement tests prior to your orientation session.

Placement Tests for New International Students

International students need only take the math placement test.

Placement Test Links

Foreign Language Placement Test and Test Results

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: 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.