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Placement Tests


The Office of Academic Advising offers the following placement tests to Augsburg students:

Click links for more detailed information concerning each test.

Writing Placement Test

Math Placement Test

Modern Language Placement Test

Preparing for your placement tests:

  • There is no need to prepare for the Writing Placement Test, Modern Language Test, or the Michigan Placement Test (for ESL).
  • You can prepare for the Math Placement Test by reviewing the Math Practice Test.
  • Students with disabilities may request accommodations for placement tests through the Augsburg CLASS/Disability Resources office. To request accommodations, call 612-330-1053 or email

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 placement test takes approximately an hour.  The writing placement test is a 30 minute timed-test.  The language placement test can take up to 20 minutes.

Re-test policy:

  • The Writing Placement Test can only be taken once.
  • The Math Placement Test can be re-taken only once, during the first term of enrollment and students must wait 30 days to retest.
  • The Modern Language Placement Test in French, Spanish, and German cannot be retaken.