Placement Exam FAQs
Who needs to take Placement Exams?
- As a Lafayette Student you are required to complete a Math Advising Test.
- If you plan to take Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, or Spanish at Lafayette and you have prior knowledge of the subject (that is, you are not a true beginner), you are required to submit a subject test score. (Note: Lafayette uses an outside testing service, and there is a $10 fee. Alternatively, you may send an official AP, SAT II or IB-HL subject test score to the Registrar’s office.)
- If you plan to take General Chemistry during your time at Lafayette you are required to complete a Chemistry placement exam.
How long are the Placement Exams available?
Placement exams will be available from May 10th to September 1st.
What if there is no placement exam for the Language that I seek to study at Lafayette?
Currently, the Department of Languages & Literary Studies offers online subject tests in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Please visit the LLS Department for more information regarding course placement in these and the other languages that Lafayette College offers.
Additional languages include: Arabic, Greek (classical), Hebrew (modern), Japanese, Latin, & Russian.