Placement Exams

All new SU students are expected to take all applicable placement examinations before registering for classes. Mathematics and foreign language placement exams are available online. You can take the online exams from any computer by going to MySlice and following the links to Student Services > Placement Exam > Take Placement Exams.  For more information visit the ITS Frequently Asked Questions about Placement Exams. 

English Language Assessment Exam

Non-native speakers of English must take the English Language Assessment Exam. The exam will be given on August 20, 21, and 22 (Mon., Tues., Wed.) from 8:30am-noon in Gifford and Kittredge Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall. You may take the exam at any of these times. Please bring a #2 pencil and your SU I.D. (or other photo I.D.). If you have questions, contact the ESOL Language coordinators, Dr. Matthew Hammill at mjhammil@syr.eduor Dr. Youmie Kim at

Foreign Languages

All new students who have any previous instruction in or personal experience with a language and plan to continue studies in the language must take the appropriate foreign language placement exam. To be properly registered, you must take the appropriate placement exam online at before submitting your course request forms. Placement exams will be offered on Thursday, August 23 from 1 to 2:45 p.m. and Friday, August 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in H.B. Crouse Hall.


New students who wish to register for a mathematics class must take the placement exam available on MySlice. 

Please refer to the Syracuse Welcome Guide for more details. 

Students who will require disability-related accommodations on placement exams should contact the Office of Disability Services at 315-443-4498 in advance.