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Placement Tests at USF

Instructions for:
  • Chemistry Diagnostic Test
  • Foreign Language Placement Test

1. Click on the link below.

2. It will prompt you for the following information:

  • Your name (first and last)
  • USF Student ID#
  • Your Advisor's name (if you know it)

3. Follow the instructions to proceed to the test.

4. CLICK HERE to take a Placement Test.


Who needs to take the Chemistry Diagnostic Test?

All students who are planning to take General Chemistry I (Chem 111/112L) should review the tutorials and take the test. 


Note: The time will start as soon as you click on the test link, you have one attempt. Answer all questions: 5 points for correct answer, -1 point for incorrect answer. Read and follow our advice based on your score.

Who needs to take the Foreign Language Placement Test?

All Arts & Science majors and International Business majors are required to take a foreign language. This test is designed for students who wish to start the second or third-semester language course. You DO NOT have to take this test if you are beginning a new foreign language, or if you are bilingual and wish to apply for an exemption to the foreign language requirement. Please note: Students who display proficiency on the language tests will be scheduled to take an oral examination with the language faculty.

Which foreign language tests are available on-line?

French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Filipino and Spanish. (American Sign Language, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili will be taken on-campus).

Questions? Please call (415) 422-2381