Placement Testing

Placement Testing

MATH PLACEMENT EXAM/BASIC SKILLS TEST: https://www.millersville.edu/math/placementtest.php

  • If you have a major in the College of Science and Technology, or if you are a major in business, economics, exceptional education, psychology, or sociology you MUST take the Math Placement Exam prior to the start of your first semester at Millersville University.  The only students who are exempt from this exam are those who have received AP/IB credit for Calculus (MATH 161) or higher or who have received college credit for an equivalent 100-level or above mathematics course.
  • If you are an Undeclared Major, you MUST take the Math Placement Exam prior to the start of your first semester at MU to support your major exploration.
  • If you are an Early Childhood Major, you are required to take the Basic Skills Test.  This exam should be taken prior to the start of your first semester at Millersville University.   
  • If you are a Middle-level Education Major, you are required to take both the Basic Skills Test AND the Math Placement Exam.  These exams can be taken at the same sitting and they should be taken prior to the start of your first semester at Millersville University.
  • If you are a student in any other major, you should take the Math Placement Exam at least two semesters prior to enrolling in your first MATH course.   

For more information, please contact the Department Chairperson in the Department of Mathematics at 717-871-7668.

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT TEST: https://www.millersville.edu/chemistry/

  • If you are a Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, MDLV major, OR a PREMED in another major, you must take the Chemistry Placement Test prior to the start of your first semester at Millersville University.  The only students who are exempt from this exam are those who received AP/IB credit for CHEM 111 or who have received college transfer credit for a university approved equivalent CHEM 111 course.
  • If your major requires CHEM 111 or if you plan to take CHEM 111, you must take the Chemistry Placement Test at least two semesters prior to enrolling in your first CHEM course.   

For more information, please contact the Department of Chemistry at 717-871-4297.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST: https://www.millersville.edu/forlang/placement-and-assessment/index.php

  • A placement test in French, German and/or Spanish is required for incoming students majoring in a world language. The placement test is also available to students who would like to begin their studies at an intermediate or higher level.

For more information, please contact the Department of Language and Culture Studies at 717-871-7156

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations for testing due to a physical and/or learning disability, please contact the Office of Learning Services at 717-871-5554.

Test Registration

To register for any of the tests, click here and complete the form. Dates, times, and locations are provided on the next page.

If you encounter any problems with the registration form, first try accessing the form by using a different browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Explorer, etc.). If that does not resolve the issue, contact the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at (717)871-5553.