All new undergraduate students are required to complete the placement process for Math and Writing. Chemistry and Language placement exams are optional. The placement process helps to ensure you are registered in a course that best builds on your current skills so that you can succeed in your studies at DePaul.

The Online Placement Process does not award course credit, but is used to provide course placement for entering freshman and transfer students. Placement tests at DePaul are offered in the areas of Chemistry, Mathematics and Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish).

Students will self-assess their skill level in Writing. Based on their responses they will be guided to select the Writing course that is most appropriate.

Placement Process Descriptions:


View the Computer Requirements to ensure your device is capable of navigating the Online Placement Process.

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