Placement Exams

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Exams to take over the summer

Many students should plan to take one or more placement exams during the summer, though exams are not required for all students. Arts and sciences students and engineering students should look closely to see what tests are applicable to them; education, music, journalism, and communication students will need to take placement tests as well if they plan to enroll in a foreign language, math, or chemistry course at Northwestern. 

Information regarding exams to take online over the summer (between June 1-July 31) will be updated and provided to students on this page in May 2017 and in Purple Prep, the physical book of summer action items students receive in May.