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Placement Testing

As part of your checklist items, these online assessments should be taken before your Orientation session.

Math Placement

In order to enroll in entry-level college Mathematics courses, a student must demonstrate appropriate background mathematical knowledge and skills. UMSL accepts multiple ways of demonstrating this knowledge including ACT math subscores for new freshmen and online math placement test scores for all students. To view Mathematics Course Pre-requisite Information and to access the online math placement test please visit

Language Placement

If you plan to enroll in a language course during your first semester and feel that you may be able to test out of one or more introductory level courses please contact Jim Karslake at or 314-516-6240 to sign up for language placement testing BEFORE your Orientation date.

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

Link will be available beginning in May. National survey that collects data about entering college student's high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during their first year of college. This is administered before New Student Orientation.

Begin BCSSE Survey