The term “placement” can be somewhat confusing. At the College, there are three different kinds of placement, each of which refers to slightly different activities.
The first kind of placement affects all students, as it determines a student's placement in first-year writing courses required by the Explorations curriculum. Students are placed in either EH 102 or EH 208 based on ACT, SAT, AP, and IB test scores. Detailed information about this placement process can be found on the following page:
Language or Chemistry Placement
A second kind of placement affects only those students who enroll in French or Spanish courses or those who wish to be exempted from CH 110 and begin their study of chemistry in CH 120.. Based on their results on the placement exam, students will be told at which level to enroll. Further information can be found on the following pages:
A final and third kind of placement at the college concerns a student's aptitude in music and affects only those students who participate in this program. This placement is typically determined in consultation with the dance or music faculty.