Placement Guidelines

PLANNING TO TAKE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS TAKE THIS ASSESSMENT IF...
Biology  Online  You are planning to take BIOSC 0150, Foundations of Biology 1 

French Language

See Dept. Guidelines You are interested in taking a French language course or another course offered through the French department.
German Language  See Dept. Guidelines You are interested in taking a German language course and you would like more guidance on your course selection.

Italian Language 

Online You want to continue studying the Italian Language.

Math

NOTE: There is a $25 fee to take the ALEKS Placement Exam for math.

Online

You plan to enroll in a math course beyond the level of college algebra (MATH 0031)--such as Preparation for Scientific Calculus (MATH 0200), Business Calculus (MATH 0120), Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 (MATH 0220), or Finite Mathematics (MATH 0400)--and have not earned college credit for the prerequisite course, regardless of your Math SAT or Math ACT score.  

Music Theory

Online

You are considering a major or minor in music. A sufficient score will exempt you from the pre-requisite course for music majors and minors, Music 0100, Fundamentals of Western Music. 

Spanish Language

See Dept. Guidelines

You are a heritage learner, you are a transfer student bringing in Spanish coursework, or if you took 4 years of Spanish in high school and have additional experience with the language (studying or living abroad in a Spanish speaking country). 

                                                      For information on other languages offered at Pitt, please consult the following page