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Placement Tests

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Agnes Scott has a number of placement tests, both online and in-person, to inform your course planning. The online tests are available on our secure course management software, Canvas. Instructions on how to log in to Canvas are below and were also included in your new student welcome letter.

Click Here to Access Canvas

Instructions for Finding the Placement Tests in Canvas:

  1. Log in with your ASC username and password.
  2. You will be taken to the page "Enroll in Student Advising/Placement tests." Click on the "Enroll in Course" button on right side of the page.
  3. On the next page, click on "Go to Course," and you will find all of our placement tests.


Required Mathematics Skills Quiz

All new students are required to complete an online mathematics skills quiz. This short instrument does not dictate specific course placement but will be used by staff in the Office of Academic Advising and your SUMMIT Advisor to inform your academic plan.


Non-English Language Placement Tests

One of our general education requirements is that all students obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in a non-English language. If you took French, German, Latin or Spanish in high school and you wish to continue at Agnes Scott, you must take our online placement test. Arabic, Ancient Greek, Chinese and Japanese language learners can speak directly with the instructor about placement during Orientation. If you have college transfer credit or a score of 5 on the French, German or Spanish Advanced Placement (AP) exam, you do not need to take the placement test.


Calculus I and II Readiness Surveys

If you plan to take Math 118: Calculus I, you should take the Calculus Readiness Survey. This is not a placement test—it is used for advising purposes only. Information from the test will be made available to your advisor so that you may make an informed decision about which math course best serves your needs. If your background included advanced mathematics, you may wish to take the “Are You Ready for Calculus II?” survey. Students with Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit for calculus do not need to take the Calculus Readiness Surveys.


Music Theory Placement Test

The Music Theory placement test is recommended of students with some background in music theory who are considering a music major or minor. This placement test helps determine eligibility to place directly into MUS 110 (Music Theory II). MUS 110 has a prerequisite of either MUS 109 (Music Theory I) or a passing score on the placement test. The placement test is administered on campus during orientation. The test will cover such materials as pitch (bass and treble clefs as well as octave registers), key signatures (major and minor keys), scales (major and all three forms of minor), time signatures, chords (triads and seventh chords in root position and inversions), Roman numeral analysis and aural skills (sight-singing using movable-do solfege, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation and chord quality identification).


Dance Technique

Students interested in enrolling in any dance technique courses (Ballet, Modern or Jazz) at level II or above should attend a dance technique placement class during Orientation. More information will be included in the Orientation Schedule. You may also contact Professor Bridget Roosa for additional information.

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