Placement Tests

It is recommended that you complete any necessary placement exams before your advising appointment. If you have questions about which placement exams you should take, please review the information on our website. Further questions can be directed to uts@uga.edu.

English

The English placement exam will be given remotely through UTS utilizing ELC Respondus Monitor.  Registration is now open through our website.

Math

Beginning August 10th, UTS will resume proctoring the paper-based, credit-bearing math placement exam. Registration is now open.

The Math Department will continue to host the online ALEKS Placement Exam so that Exemptions can also be granted through this exam.  Exam info and registration can be found on the Math Department's website here.  Questions regarding the ALEKS exam should be directed to the math department.

Foreign Language

Placement tests for Spanish and French are offered via ELC Respondus Monitor.  You can register for these exams via our website.

Other language placement exams can be taken in-person through UTS by appointment only. Please email uts@uga.edu to schedule. 

Placement Exams in Respondus Monitor

Your placement exam will utilize ELC and Respondus Monitor. Before your testing date, please make sure that your computer’s microphone and webcam are working. If you are unsure if your computer or environment meet the requirements, please email uts@uga.edu at least 24 hours before your testing time so that we can help you troubleshoot.

If this is your first time using ELC, you may want to look through UGA’s Guide to ELC Quizzes. The basic instructions to get to your test are:

  1. Go to elc.uga.edu
  2. Choose the University Testing Services course
  3. Locate the Tools dropdown menu and go to Quizzes
  4. Navigate to the exam you need. A password will be provided before test day
  5. The instructions will prompt you to download Respondus Lockdown Browser. Please do so, then use your original browser to navigate back to the test page. Now, you will be able to follow the Respondus Monitor prompts to ready your space and take your exam. Please have an ID card ready. No other materials are allowed. To avoid issues with Respondus Monitor, please:
  • Clear your testing surface of all materials
  • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats that extend beyond the forehead
  • If using a notebook computer, place it on a firm surface like a desk or table, not your lap.
  • If the webcam is built into the screen, avoid making screen adjustments after the exam starts. A common mistake is to push the screen back, resulting in only the top portion of the face being recorded.
  • Don't lie down on a couch or bed while taking an exam. There is a greater chance you'll move out of the video frame or change your relative position to the webcam.
  • Don't take an exam in a dark room. If the details of your face don't show clearly during the webcam check, the automated video analysis is more likely to flag you as missing.
  • Avoid backlighting situations, such as sitting with your back to a window. The general rule is to have light in front of your face, not behind your head.
  • Select a distraction-free environment for the exam. Televisions and other people in the room can draw your attention away from the screen. Other people that come into view of the webcam may also trigger flags by the automated system.

Please take your placement exam at the date and time you registered for. If you need to reschedule your exam, please contact us prior to your exam time to do so. If you miss your test time, your seat will be forfeited and you’ll have to register and pay for another appointment.

We have created a practice quiz so that you can have experience with Respondus Monitor before your placement exam. It will be available to you as soon as you are added to ELC. Students are added to the ELC testing course the evening before their exams. If you have questions or run into issues, please email uts@uga.edu.

 

What Does My Placement Test Score Mean?

Math Placement

Math Placement Exceptions

English First Year Composition Policies

English Placement Exam Exceptions

Foreign Language Placement Exam Exceptions