Placement assessments are important tools that help faculty advisors, academic support services, and you work together to schedule the best classes for you. Assessments are used to place you into courses that match your current and potential skills and abilities. You do not receive college credit based on your placement assessment results; however, we encourage you to complete the assessments that apply to you (e.g., a math placement assessment, writing placement assessment, foreign language placement assessment, and/or foreign language proficiency assessment) as soon as possible. You must complete the placement assessments that apply to you before you will be able to register for your first APU class in the corresponding subjects, such as math, writing, or foreign language.
Why Placement Tests Matter
Learn more about why college placement tests are important and how they can benefit you and your college experience.
Learn more about our various placement assessments:
- Foreign Language Placement and Proficiency Assessments
- Math Placement Assessment
- Writing Placement Assessment
- International Student Placement Assessment
- Miller Analogies Test
Credit by Examination
Undergraduate students may receive credit for an APU course by taking an examination in place of the course. We offer the following types of exams for course credit:
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- DANTES Subject Standardized Testing (DSST)
- Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS)
Credit by Examination does not result in a letter grade (A, A-, etc.) or affect the calculation of a student’s grade-point average. Credits earned only fulfill a course requirement and are included in total credits on the student’s transcript.
The Academic Success Center also offers exam proctoring services. Learn more.
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