Orientation Testing FAQs

Do I need to take placement test(s) before Freshman Orientation?
Usually students need to take Math, English, and a Foreign Language. Please see exemptions for placement tests on the following links:

If I am required to take a placement test, should I take it before my Orientation Sessions?
Yes, the earlier you take the placement tests, the easier your advising session will be.  If you take your placement tests on or before the first day of orientation, your advisor will have your placement test scores when you meet with them on the second day of orientation.

What is on the Math placement test?
The math department advises all students needing math at UGA to take the Math placement exam to ensure you are placed appropriately.

Please click on the following link: Math Placement Test Topics

Is MATH 1113 required on my transcript in order to register for CHEM 1211+L?
Yes. If your transcript (AP/dual-enrollment/etc…) has not been received you will not be able to register for CHEM 1211. However, if you take the Math placement test and exempt Math 1113, you will be able to register.

Can I place out of English 1101 and/or English 1102 or earn course credit?
Yes. Please click on the following link: English Placement Exam Exceptions

I have AP credit but UGA does not have record of my AP scores before my Orientation session. Do I need to take placement tests?
Classes fill up quickly. If you want to register while at orientation, you should take the test. UGA will use the highest score for placement.

Is there one Foreign Language Department?
No. Foreign languages are in many different departments. If you plan to register for a foreign language course, and you have two years of a foreign language on your transcript, you are advised to take the foreign language placement test in the language you took in high school. Click here to determine which language and area of study you might need.

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