Ohio University

Placement Testing

Some of the most common questions new students have are about placement tests. At Ohio University there are a few placement requirements of which you should be made aware. Everything you need to know for the different tests is linked below.

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

See Placement Tests for Incoming OHIO Students [EXCEL] to determine if you will need to take each of the following tests. This chart 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 an academic advisor.


Go to Chemistry Placement

Computer Science (Required for Computer Science Majors)

Your major requires you to complete the Computer Science Placement Exam online before you attend BSO. Only one attempt is permitted for this exam.

Language Placement

Go to Language Placement


Go to Math Placement

Music Theory

Go to Music Theory Placement