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Placement Exams

Placement Exam Testing:

Placement testing at Manhattanville College ensures that students are placed in the correct level of classes in areas of study within Biology, Chemistry, French, German, Italian, Math and Spanish. Most placement tests are offered online with scoring results available shortly after completion of the exam. Normally within 48 hours, placement scores and their Manhattanville course equivalencies (if applicable) will appear in your WebAdvisor account. Click the "Placement Exams, Non Course and Transfer Course Equivalencies" link on the right side of the WebAdvisor student menu to view your placement exam results.

 

Placement Exam Details:

Who should take these exams and when do they need to be completed?

  • Biology: YOU ONLY NEED TO TAKE THIS TEST if you plan to major or minor in Biology, Biochemistry or Environmental Studies, and wish to enroll in BIO.1000 or BIO.1001. If you DO NOT plan to major in the biological sciences, then you do not need to take this placement test. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
  • ChemistryYOU ONLY NEED TO TAKE THIS TEST if you plan to take CHM 1001/1003: Principles of Chemistry.  The CHM 1001/1003 lecture/lab sequence is required for all Science majors and minors, for students interested in taking advanced electives in Chemistry or Biology, and for pre-health students.  If you DO NOT plan to enroll in the CHM 1001/1003 sequence, then you do not need to take this placement test. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
  • French: Please take this exam if you have any background in speaking or reading French and you are considering continuing to study it at Manhattanville to fulfill your language requirement. You need not take it if you have never studied this language. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
  • German: Please take this exam if you have any background in speaking or reading German and you are considering continuing to study it at Manhattanville to fulfill your language requirement. You need not take it if you have never studied this language. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
  • Italian: Please take this exam if you have any background in speaking or reading Italian and you are considering continuing to study it at Manhattanville to fulfill your language requirement. You need not take it if you have never studied this language. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
  • Mathematics: All incoming students should take this exam as soon as possible.
  • Music: Testing and auditions are conducted directly with this area of study. Check the Orientation schedule or contact the Music Department directly to schedule an appointment.
  • Spanish: Please take this exam if you have any background in speaking or reading Spanish and you are considering continuing to study it at Manhattanville to fulfill your language requirement. You need not take it if you have never studied this language. The exam should be completed as soon as possible.
Click on an area of study above or use the menu links on the left menu of this page to visit specific placement exam pages for more information.

 

Placement Exam Technical Issues:

Biology, Chemistry, Italian or Math Exams using Blackboard: If you have technical difficulties related to these online placement exams offered in Blackboard, please contact the IT Help Desk at 914-323-7230.

French, German or Spanish using WebCape: If you have technical difficulties related to these online placement exams hosted by an external online test provider, please contact the French or Spanish language offices for assistance. 

Placement Exam Accommodations:

Students eligible for testing accommodations are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services at 914-323-7127.