CONTACT

era@appstate.edu

Tel: 828-262-2167

Office of Orientation & Academic Advising

DD Dougherty Hall

© 2020 Appalachian State University 

*Math Placement

 

Appalachian's General Education requirements include a quantitative literacy course (or math).  Your major may also require a specific math or statistics course. Check your major program of study for your math requirement:

bulletin.appstate.edu/

 

If you are unsure of your major, you should talk to an advisor and wait to take your math course.

If you scored less than 550 on your SAT Math test (or less than 22 on your ACT Math test), you will need to take the Math Placement Test.  Click here to take this placement test.   

*Calculus Readiness Test

Regardless of your SAT or ACT Math score, you must take this test if you are planning to major in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, fermentation sciences, geology, mathematics, middle grades education (math concentration), or physics.  You are allowed to take this test only ONCE.  Click here to take this placement test.   

*Use this Math Guide to help you determine your math placement once you complete these tests.  

English

(Rhetoric & Composition)

Directed Self-Placement information coming soon.  

Chemistry Placement

Chemistry Placement Exam: The American Chemical Society (ACS) Toledo Test is a placement exam designed to evaluate how well a student is prepared for college-level introductory chemistry. There are 20 math questions that cover math skills up to and including college level algebra.

 

If you are required to take the test, your advisor will let you know and you will be taking it at Orientation.

Language Placement

 

Some majors have a foreign language requirement and others do not.  Check your major program of study to determine if you are going to need a foreign language:

bulletin.appstate.edu/.  

If your major requires foreign language coursework, you should take an online language placement test.  Click here to take an online language placement test.

Advanced Placement (AP) credits?

Language or Calculus AP credits may impact whether you need to take a placement exam.  Click here to determine the class credit you can expect based on your AP scores.  

Module 3:  Placement Exams