Placement Exams

Placement exam results are used to place students in courses appropriate to their skill level. All required exams must be completed prior to attending New Student Orientation or registering for classes.


The mathematics exam is required of all first-time students. Transfer students may be waived from the mathematics exam if they have taken a math course equivalent to an IU South Bend 100-level mathematics course at another college.


The English exam is not required for all students. Click here to determine if you need to take this exam.

World Language Studies

Students who have studied French, German, Japanese, and/or Spanish are encouraged to take the World Language Studies exam for placement purposes.

Click here for the current world language studies exam schedule.


If you have any questions, please contact the Gateway Information Center.