Testing Information

There are five unique testing scenarios for first-time freshmen. Each test should be completed prior to orientation.
It is important to note: there will be limited time to take a test offered during orientation, therefore, we highly recommend that local students contact the Office of Testing Services to schedule an appointment to take these exams prior to orientation.

Math Placement

Mathematics course placement is based on your highest ACT or SAT mathematics sub-score.
If you scored a 19 ACT or above in math, you are guaranteed placement in a credit-bearing course.

Foreign Language Placement*If you are planning to pursue a degree in the Arts and Sciences academic unit OR are planning to take a foreign language at UofL you must take the placement test PRIOR to orientation.
Engineering TestingFor students admitted to JB Speed School of Engineering. Students will be contacted by Speed School offices.
Reading PlacementIf you scored below a 20 on ACT Reading section, please make sure that we have your Compass scores on file.
CLEP Credit*There are several opportunities to take a CLEP test to substitute college courses. Please refer to the testing website for more information.

*testing not offered during orientation