Placement Tests

Preparing for your placement tests:

  • There is no need to prepare for the Critical Thinking Test, the Writing Placement Test, or the Michigan Placement Test (for ESL).

What to bring to your placement tests session:

  • A picture ID
  • Your Augsburg ID number, if you know it
  • A calculator, if you wish, if you plan to take the Math Placement Test (graphing calculators are acceptable)

Guidelines for the placement tests session:

  • Please arrive on time to prevent distractions for others who are also testing and to ensure that you will be allowed to test.
  • Typically, the math and the writing placement tests each take approximately an hour. The language placement test take approximately twenty minutes.

Re-test policy:

  • The Writing Placement Test and the Critical Thinking Test can only be taken once.
  • The Math Placement Test can be re-taken only once, during the first term of enrollment.
  • The Modern Language Placement Test can be retaken; however, there will be a $25 fee charged to your student account should you decide to retake the test.