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HTC Placement Tests

The Honors Tutorial College staff and your directors of studies are looking forward to seeing you at Bobcat Student Orientation! Most HTC tutorial program students will participate June 3-4. Students unable to participate on those dates should register for the alternate HTC BSO dates of June 27-28 or contact the college directly to make other arrangements. 

In advance of attending BSO, all HTC tutorial program students should complete the steps on the BSO Preparing for Your Orientation page (with the exception of the placement test information--please follow below steps for HTC-specific placement information). 

Placements are not exemptions. Each placement test is designed to identify the course in which a student should begin. A placement does not exempt a student from a required course.

Below you will find a list of placement tests by major. This assumes you are not transferring credit to Ohio University for a course in that subject area. If you are transferring in credit, or if you have any questions, please check with your director of studies about placement. Majors are identified as follows:

  • Required - Students must take the test before BSO.
  • Encouraged - Your director of study strongly encourages you to take this placement.
  • Optional - If you are planning to take a course in this subject area, then you may want to take the placement test before participating in BSO.

Please note for Language Placement, students who would like to begin with a new language do not need to take a placement test but should register for the beginning course (E.g.: 1110) during their orientation program. Students who have prior experience or speaking ability must take a Language Placement Exam prior to registering for any coursework in that language. 

Placement Tests by HTC Tutorial Degrees
(Not intended for OHIO Honors Program students)

Anthropology

The Language Placement Test is encouraged.

Art History

The Language Placement Test is required.

Astrophysics

No placement tests are required.

Biological Sciences

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.

Business Administration

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Chemistry

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.

Classics

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Communication Studies

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Placement Test is required.
The (non-HTC) Chemistry Placement Test is optional. 
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL3.

Dance 

The Music Theory Test is optional. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.

Economics

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Engineering Physics

The (non-HTC) Chemistry Placement Test is optional. 

English

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Environmental & Plant Biology

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL3.

Environmental Studies

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Film 

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Geography

The Language Placement Test is optional.
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL2.

Geological Sciences

The (non-HTC) Chemistry Placement Test is optional. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.

History

The Language Placement Test is encouraged.

Journalism

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Mathematics

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Media Arts & Studies

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Music

The Music Theory Test is requried. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.

Neuroscience

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
The Language Placement Test is optional.
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL2.

Philosophy

The Language Placement Test is encouraged.

Physics

No placement tests are required.

Political Science

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Social Work

The Language Placement Test is encouraged.
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL2.

Sociology

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Spanish

The Language Placement Test is required.

Studio Art (BA and BFA)

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Theater (BA and BFA)

The Language Placement Test is optional.

Translational Health Studies Applied Nutrition

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL2.

Translational Health Studies Exercise Physiology

The HTC Chemistry Placement Test is required. 
Students are recommended to have a math placement level of PL2.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Language Placement Test is encouraged.

 

HTC Chemistry Placement Test

Students required to take the HTC Chemistry placement exam can find it on Blackboard (HTC Chemistry Placement) under My Organizations. The exam can be accessed by clicking on the Placement Exam link once in the Bb course. In addition to the exam and instructions will be a periodic table and reference sheet for use during the exam. The exam is multiple choice and covers material from the full year of general chemistry. The exam may only be taken once. Students have a total of two hours to complete the exam.  

Access will be available starting Monday, May 16 and will remain open until Wednesday, June 1.