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Placement Tests for Incoming Students

Placement tests are given to determine the level of instruction that you should register for. You should take all placement tests that apply to you before registering for university classes.

Following each test, you will be informed which course(s) you should register for and/or waive.

University Placement Tests

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New and transfer students (associate students who receive fewer than 6 English credits or baccalaureate students who receive fewer than 9 English credits) who have no test scores must take this placement test. Testing may take as much as 45 minutes. (Note that we cannot use the CLT for Math or English placement.) Students wanting to challenge their ACT or SAT placement may also take the placement test.


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World Languages

Chinese, French, German, and Spanish

Students registering for a world language course for the first time at BJU must take the appropriate placement test. Testing may take as much as 45 minutes. A short verification is all that is needed for a student with no experience in the language.


Music Qualifying

Students auditioning for a voice lessons for the first time at BJU who are not a music major or minor, must take this test before auditioning for their voice lesson. If not passed, Pi 101 Beginning Piano is strongly recommended before taking voice lessons (to learn the fundamentals of reading music). Testing should take 15 minutes or less.

Rudiments of Music

Required of all new music majors or minors registering for MT 105 Theory I. If not passed, MT 099 Introduction to Music Theory (0 credit, 0 load) must be taken during the same semester as MT 105. Testing should take 30 minutes or less.

Music Theory

Required of new music majors and minors who want to place out of or validate music theory courses (MT 105 & 106) on the basis of previous training. Learn more about the music theory test

Computer Science

Required of students who wish to try to waive CpS 110 (Object-Oriented Programming I) and begin with CpS 209 (Object-Oriented Programming II). Students must qualify to take Ma 125 (Trigonometry). The test is in two parts: a multiple choice part that could take as much as 45 minutes, and (if that is passed) a programming part that should take no more than 60 minutes.