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Placement Exams


Math Placement Exam

All new students are required to take an online math placement exam. Please check back for more details as they become available.

Foreign Language Placement Exam

Students who plan to take a foreign language during their freshman year are encouraged to take the foreign language placement exam prior to participating in Eagle Summit. This computerized exam is not timed, but usually takes about 20 minutes. You can access the exam on the my.american.edu web portal. Click on Language Placement Exam in the grey bar on the right side of the screen. Follow the instructions to complete the exam and then either e-mail the results to your adviser or print your score and bring it with you to orientation. If you plan to take an advanced level foreign language other than French, German, Russian, or Spanish, you will need to take a paper exam during your orientation session.

Disability-related accommodations

Students who need disability-related accommodations for placement exams during Eagle Summit, First-Year Fundamentals, or Transfer Transitions should contact one of the following offices in advance to provide documentation of their disability and request accommodations. Guidelines for documentation are posted on the appropriate Web site:

The Academic Support & Access Center is for students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, 202-885-3360, fax 202-885-1042, email: asac@american.edu, Web site: www.american.edu/ocl/asac.