Welcome to the Lafayette intellectual community. Before you embark on your journey it is important that we find out about you and your previous educational experience.

On this page will find information regarding each Placement Exam that will help your faculty properly place you in the appropriate level course for each subject.

Placement Exam FAQs

Who needs to take Placement Exams?

All students are required by the mathematics department to take placement exams. Also, any student who will take chemistry and/or language courses in the first semester must take placement exams to determine the appropriate levels of each course. Please note that students in the natural sciences and engineering divisions must follow both chemistry and calculus sequences in their degree programs, and those sequences normally begin in the first semester of college. The links above will help you to reflect on your high school preparation and take placement exams as needed to make sure you find the right match.

How long are the Placement Exams available?

Placement exams will be available from May 11 to September 1.