Placement Tests

Given the effect of COVID-19 on our campus and world, New Student Orientation will be delivered virtually this summer. UGA’s Online New Student Orientation Experience will consist of online orientation learning modules, opportunities to connect virtually with other incoming and current UGA students, and webinars around certain topics that will help create an successful transition for our incoming students. New students will receive detailed emails from New Student Orientation in the upcoming weeks with details and instructions. If you have any questions about the Online New Student Orientation Experience, visit our online orientation FAQs or email the NSO team at

A helpful video for learning to use ELC can be found here.

Placement tests are facilitated by UTS on behalf of UGA departments. Given this, placement exams will be handled in a few different ways while our campus is closed to the public due to Covid-19:

  • The English placement exam will be given remotely through UTS utilizing ELC and Zoom. We are currently producing the online exam version and will begin to administer the exam in May. Registration is currently open.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mathematics Exemption Test will not be given during the summer of 2020.  Instead, the Math Department has made changes to the online ALEKS Placement Exam so that Exemptions will also be granted by 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.
  • French and Spanish placement tests will be be given remotely through UTS utilizing ELC and Zoom.  Registration for these tests will open soon.
  • For German placement, please contact Alexander Sager at

Math Placement

Math Placement Exceptions

English First Year Composition Policies

English Placement Exam Exceptions

Foreign Language Placement Exam Exceptions