How and When to Take Placement Exams
Some Wellesley departments offer "placement exams" or "exemption exams" which will let you demonstrate the level of your knowledge coming into Wellesley. Follow the links below to find important information about what these exams are and when to take them. Please read this information carefully.
Please be aware that the Honor Code governs all exams that you take at Wellesley, including any online placement tests you may take this summer. This means that we trust you to follow the directions for each exam faithfully, to do your own work, and to refrain from sharing information about the exam after you take it—since other students may not have taken it yet.
Online placement exams – take in the summer
The required Math placement questionnaire, the optional placement exams in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian, and the optional Latin placement questionnaire are offered online over the summer. An online exam in Music, required of students who plan to study performance music, is also available. We also offer an online exam in Physics for students with very strong experience in that subject (there is general information about this here). Except for Math, these online exams will be available until you arrive on campus for Orientation, although it is best to take them as soon as possible. You can reach them directly from the Entering Student Checklist in MyWellesley.
Placement exams – during Orientation
Other exams—including Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean -- are offered during Orientation. Sign up for them by clicking on the link for Placement Exam Signup in the Entering Student Checklist in MyWellesley. Follow the links below for other important information about these exams, and guidance about which ones to consider taking.
Placement exam results
Placement exam results will be available in your MyWellesley portal in August.