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Placement Exams

All new SU students are expected to take all applicable placement examinations before registering for classes!

First term SU undergraduate students (new 1st year and new transfer students) are able to access and take the Placement Exams when the student accepts the admission offer and is term activated (in May for fall admits, on a rolling basis beginning in December for spring admits.)  For more information about in person exams, visit http://readyset.syr.edu/academic-information/placement-exams.html.

Returning and Graduate students must be granted access to online Placement Exams. To request access, go to MySlice > Student Services > Placement Exams > Take Placement Exams, provide the required information and send the automatic email. The Placement Exams will become available via MySlice approximately 24 hours after the request has been processed. The requesting student will receive an email notify him/her when access has been granted, and s/he is able to take the exam. Please note that requests submitted on Fridays, weekends, or holidays will be processed on the next regular business day.

For on-site language Placement Exams, students must contact the appropriate language coordinator. Language coordinator information can be found on the Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics department website at:  http://lang.syr.edu/languages/PlacementExams.html

 Which Placement Exams are available online? Math, French, German, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish are available via MySlice > Student Services > Placement Exams > Take Placement Exams.  All other placement exams are administered in person.

If you have questions concerning your school or college's language or placement exam requirements, contact your home school or college. 

MySlice requires a student to login with their NetID (example= jsmoe) and password.  To look up, activate or reset your NetID password visit http://its.syr.edu/netid/.

Placement Exams are for student accounts only, Proxy accounts (set up for parents, spouse, guardians etc…) will not be allowed to access Placements Exams.

Placement Exam System Requirements:  Blackboard System Requirements and speakers or headphones are required for language listening components for Italian and Spanish exams.  Students should allow approximately 1 hour per placement exam, but actual times will vary.

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