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
A math readiness exam for students preparing to take a calculus course will take place at New Student Orientation. Other math tests (for non-STEM majors) may be available for those who need a math credit and would like to pursue credit by exam. The College of Natural Sciences offers additional information.
An online chemistry assessment for students planning to enroll in Chemistry 301 will be offered after orientation. The college or school to which you are admitted will send you additional information about this 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.