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 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. Please register for the English Language Assessment Exam. The exam will be offered for students on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 10, from 12 to 4 p.m. Please bring a No. 2 pencil, eraser and your SU I.D. If you have questions, please contact one of the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Coordinators, Dr. Matthew Hammill by email at, Dr. Youmie Kim by email at or by calling 315.443.9484.

Foreign Languages

Any student interested in taking a language must take a placement exam to register for a course. Placement exams are available on MySlice

To be properly registered, you must take the appropriate placement exam online prior to submitting your course request forms. Please follow the instructions for registering for language classes which can be found in the registration materials for your school or college.  Information about all languages offered may be found at, click on “Languages” and select the appropriate language.


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

Students who will require disability-related accommodations on placement exams should contact the Office of Disability Services at 315.443.4498 in advance.