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 classes.
Following each test, you will be informed which course(s) you should register for and/or waive.
New and transfer students (associate who receive fewer than 6 English credits or baccalaureate students who receive fewer than 9 English credits) who have no national test scores must take this placement test. Testing will take approximately 45 minutes. Students wanting to challenge their national test placement may also take the placement test.
Bachelor Degree Programs
Required the first semester of enrollment for all students who have no national test scores and who have a specified mathematics course or elective the first semester of enrollment. Testing will take approximately 45 minutes. Students wanting to challenge their placement may also take the placement test. Testing into Ma 103, 105 or 200
Mathematics Proof Techniques
Required of students registering for a 300-level or above math course who have not completed Ma 150. If passed, Ma 150 will be waived; if not passed, Ma 150 will be required prior to taking any 300-level or above math course. Testing will take approximately 45 minutes. Ma 150 Study Guide
Chinese, French, German, and Spanish
Students registering for a modern language course for the first time at BJU must take the appropriate placement test. Testing will take approximately 45 minutes. A short verification is all that is needed for a student with no experience in the language.
Students auditioning for a music lesson for the first time at BJU who are not a music major or minor, must take this test before auditioning for a music lesson. If not passed, MT 100 Fundamentals of Music (0 credit, 0 load) must be taken during the semester of your first music lesson. Testing will take approximately 15 minutes.
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 will take approximately 30 minutes.
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 music theory test
Required of students who wish to try to waive CpS 110 (Computer Science I) and begin with CpS 209 (Computer Science II). Students must qualify to take Ma 105 (see math tests above). The test is in two parts: a multiple choice part that should take approximately 45 minutes, and (if that is passed) a programming part that should take no more than 60 minutes.