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Placement Tests

Math Placement

Illinois State University will be administering the ALEKS math placement exam beginning Spring 2017 for all Illinois State students. This placement exam will be required for all incoming freshmen to complete before taking a math course at ISU, regardless of the student's ACT/SAT scores.

Additional information about the ALEKS placement exam will be shared with all incoming students who pay an Enrollment Deposit Fee in Spring 2017. The University College Testing Services website will be updated as more information on the ALEKS placement exam becomes available.

French, German and Spanish Self-Placement Tests

Please Note: The French, German and Spanish Placement tests are not required, but if you have never taken a University-level foreign language class, this is the only way in which you will know if you are prepared for your chosen level. If you do not start in the right level, it is difficult to change levels once the semester has begun.

The French, German and Spanish programs at Illinois State offer courses at all skill levels. Our placement tests are designed to help you select the course best suited to your needs and abilities. The test is free, multiple choice, and takes between 30-60 minutes to complete. You will receive your score immediately, after which you can visit the page preceding your online test to determine which language class you should take. Do you already have experience in a language and will start at a higher level?  Read more about how to get credit (CAP credit) for free for language classes that you place out of.

If you have questions regarding the placement exam, please contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Stevenson Hall 114 by e-mail at or by phone at (309) 438-3604.

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University College
Normal, Il 61790-4060
Phone: (309) 438-8486

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