As an admitted student, you have access to tools and resources to help get you Longhorn ready. Whether it’s finding the right major or making sure you’re ready for your first math class by taking an assessment test, we want you to be prepared when you arrive on campus.
Math and science assessments
All students who will take a calculus course are required to complete a math assessment. There is also a required chemistry assessment for students planning to enroll in CH 301. The assessments are used to determine the courses in which you will have the greatest success.
The math assessment will consist of two parts, an online assessment that must be completed prior to New Student Orientation and an in-class assessment that will take place during orientation. The online chemistry assessment will be offered after orientation.
The college or school to which you are admitted will send you additional information about assessment testing, if relevant.
Placement testing and college credit
Incoming freshmen are encouraged to take placement and exemption tests (especially for foreign languages) prior to orientation, if possible. You’ll register when you register for orientation, or you may contact Student Testing Services for more information.
If you’re interested in claiming college credit, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor who can help you make the best decision about if and when to do so.