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Accessing Exam Results

Exam results are posted to your OneStart account. Reading exam scores are posted in 1-2
business days. Results of the math exam are available immediately following the exam and the
scores are posted to your OneStart account in 1-2 business days. English exam scores are posted
in 7-10 business days.

Exam Retake Policy: The reading and math exams may be taken once every 30 days. The English exam may be taken once per semester or once in the summer.

To access your scores, follow these steps:
1. Create an Indiana University computer account. Go to onestart.iu.edu and click on “Don’t have an account?” You must have your 10-digit university ID number and be officially admitted to the university. Be sure to remember (write down) your username and passphrase. If you have already done this, you may proceed to step 2.
2. Go to onestart.iu.edu and click on “login”, using the username and passphrase you created when activating your account.
3. Click on “Go to Student Center” (located under the red SIS)
4. Click on “My Academics and Grades”
5. Look under Transfer, Test, Other Credit
6. Click on “View Test Scores” (not Test Credit)


Your scores (also referred to as levels) are displayed as shown below:

Test ID
Test Component
Test Score
PLTSB SBREA 0 - 156
PLTSB SBMAT 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6
PLTSB SBENG 10, 20, 30, or 40


PLTSB is an abbreviation for “South Bend Placement Exams.” The Test Component is the exam
you took. These fields do not display unless you actually take the exam.

If you took the SAT or ACT, those scores also appear. For the SAT, the Critical Reading section
displays as “VE” under the test component, and the Writing section displays as “WR.”

Interpreting Your Exam Results
Click on the links below for details on interpreting your results on each exam.

Reading Exam


Math Exam


English Exam


Placement Exam Requirements in Other Courses

The placement exams are also used to determine eligibility in courses other than math or English composition.

Anthropology
It is highly recommended that you place at Level 40 on the English placement exam to
enroll in A105 Human Origins and Prehistory or E105 Culture and Society.

Astronomy
You must place at Level 3 on the math placement exam to enroll in N190 The Natural
World*.

Biology
You must place at Level 4 on the math placement exam to enroll in L101 Introduction
to Biological Sciences 1 or L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2. There is no
math requirement for L100 Humans and the Biological World or T100 Biology for
Elementary Teachers.

Chemistry
You must place at Level 4 on the math placement exam to enroll in C101 Elementary
Chemistry I. If you have had one year of high school chemistry or C101, you may enroll
in C105 Principles of Chemistry I. There is no math level requirement for N190 The
Natural World*.

Computer Science
You must place at Level 3 on the math placement exam to enroll in C101 Computer
Programming I.

Geology
You must place at Level 3 on the math placement exam to enroll in G111 Physical
Geology or N190 The Natural World*. To enroll in T106 Earth and Space Science
for Elementary Teachers, you must first complete T101 Math for Elementary
Teachers I.

Physics
The following math placement levels are required:
N190 The Natural World* – Level 3
P201 General Physics I – Level 6
P221 Physics I – Level 6 (if concurrently enrolled in Math M215)

Psychology
It is highly recommended that you achieve a score of 90 or above on the reading exam
to enroll in P103 General Psychology, due to the serious commitment of time and effort
required in reading and comprehending the course textbook.

Sociology
It is highly recommended that you place at Level 40 on the English placement exam to
enroll in S161 Principles of Sociology or S163 Social Problems.

*Course N190 is offered in various departments with different requirements. If taking N190 in
astronomy or geology, a math placement level of 3 is required. If taking N190 in chemistry, no
math level is required.

Questions

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