Determining Which Placement Exams to Take

Below is a quick-glance list of required tests by school/college/program.

TRANSFER STUDENT PLACEMENT EXAMS

 

School/College/Program

Math

(Online)

Directed Self-Placement

for Writing

Languages

(Proctored)

(Only Spanish is

administered online)

Art & Design

no

required

required

Business

encouraged

see below #

required

Dental Hygiene

no

see below #

no

Education

see below +

see below #

see below %

Engineering

no

no

optional *

Information

no

see below #

optional *

Kinesiology

encouraged

see below #

no

Literature, Science & Arts (LSA)

encouraged

required

required

LSA-Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)

encouraged

required

required

LSA-Honors Program

encouraged

no

required

LSA-Residential College

encouraged

required

required

Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Dance

see below ^

required

see below %

Nursing

no

see below #

no

Public Health

required

see below #

encouraged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ School of Education transfer students who will be continuing their studies in mathematics, or if they are seeking teacher certification in mathematics, are required to take the math placement exam. School of Education students who do not intend to take math courses at Michigan are not required to take the placement exam.

 

% School of Education transfer students who will be continuing their studies in a world language, or if they are seeking teacher certification in a world language, are required to take the language placement exam. School of Education students who do not intend to take language courses at Michigan are not required to take the language placement exam.

 

* College of Engineering transfer students do not need to take language placement exams; however, they may receive academic credit if they take the exam and score well on it.  School of Information students who have an interest in taking the exam (for example, if they plan to minor in a language) may do so if they want.

 

^ Transfer students entering any of the Performing Arts Technology Programs (PAT) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance MUST take the math exam. Other students in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are not required to take the math placement.

 

% Transfer students studying Piano or Voice Performance, Musical Theatre, or Theatre Performance (Acting) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, are required to take a language placement exam. Other SMTD students are not required to take a language placement exam, but are encouraged to do so if they have any previous experience with these languages.

 

# Transfer students in these schools/colleges (Business, Dental Hygiene, Education, Information, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Heath) must have completed the equivalent of our First Year Writing Requirement. Please visit the Sweetland Writing Center Transfer Student website and follow the directions to determine your next steps.