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Placement Test Information

Some courses at UNF require you take an assessment to place into them. These are the most common placements our first-year students may need, depending on the curriculum required for their intended major.

Math Placement

UNF requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for College Algebra and higher level math courses. It is important you take this placement seriously, as students will only be able to take the level of math the test score supports. All entering first-year students who are trying to place into College Algebra or higher, and do not have college credit for the prerequisite, must take the math placement.

Taking the Math Placement Exam

The ALEKS math placement is taken online and is available to all first-time-in-college students admitted to UNF who are signed up for New Student Orientation. New students should take the ALEKS math placement before their scheduled orientation date so they are able to register for a math course after meeting with their academic advisor at orientation. The ALEKS math placement is accessed through your myWings portal under the Canvas tile. When in Canvas, select "All Courses", then "Math Placement 2021-2022".  Please review the lock-down browser instructions and proceed with the exam when ready.  You should allow yourself up to two hours to take the placement.

Placement and Learning Modules

Students will have access to their score upon completion of the math placement. Students can also view the "Math Placement Cut Scores" link in Canvas to determine what level math course their score places them into. Students who do not place in their desired math course are encouraged to work in the Prep and Learning Modules, offered within ALEKS, to improve their skills before retaking the online math placement.  The placement can only be taken a maximum of three times, so it is important to give the best effort possible for each attempt. 

Foreign Language Placement

If you are looking to build on prior language studies in French, Spanish or Chinese (Mandarin), we encourage you to take the free online language placement and consult with the French, Spanish, or Chinese faculty afterwards about coursework to best suit your goals. To take the foreign language placement:

  1. Go to the Emmersion Assessment webpage. Enter your information to register and create an account. Once the account has been created, click "Sign In" to proceed.
  2. Sign in using the email address and password you just used to create your account. Be sure to save this login information in the event you need to access your account again. You can log back in anytime at Emmersion Assessment
  3. After signing in, you will be brought to a Dashboard. From here, you can select the language you would like to take by clicking on "Take Test" and proceeding through the exam.

Once you have finished the assessment, contact the chair of the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department, Dr. Gregory Helmick, to discuss your results.

American Sign Language Placement

Students who have a background in American Sign Language and would like to try and place into a higher-level ASL course than our Beginning I level, can contact one of our ASL instructors in the College of Education and Human Services, Michael Stultz or Jonathan Antal, to schedule a placement.