Congratulations on joining the Pitt Business Class of 2022! We're excited to welcome you on campus this summer. There are a few things you need to know in order to make sure you are set up for your PittStart advising appointment.

Academic Advising

About one week before your PittStart, Pitt Business will be sending you important details about fall term course enrollment and your advising appointment, including your Pitt Business Fall Schedule Planning Guide. Pay special attention to any procedures that your academic school requires you to complete prior to your arrival on campus for PittStart. Make sure you check your Pitt student email address!

Placement Exams

First of all, don't panic! These tests are simply tools that help to determine the courses that are your most appropriate starting points for various subjects. Your success is important to us, and that means registering for classes in which you will have every opportunity to perform well and learn.

  • Please complete any of your online placement exams beginning May 1 and at least a week before your PittStart.
  • Carefully read the guidelines in the grid below so that you can determine which placement exams apply to you.
  • If you have questions about placement exams, contact your academic advising center.

Please note: If you have completed three years of study in a foreign language in high school with a C or higher you are not required to take foreign language courses, with the exception of the Global Management major. Review the foreign language requirements for the Global Management major.

Placement Exam Guidelines for Pitt Business Students

Exam Required Location Time Take this exam if...
Math Yes Online 90 min. You do not have college credit for Calculus 1 (MATH 0220) or a 4 or higher on the Math AB or Math BC AP exam. Get detailed information about this exam.
Music Theory No On Campus Day One of PittStart 60 min. You are considering a major or minor in music. A sufficient score will exempt you from the required course for music majors and minors - Music 0100 Fundamentals of Western Music.
French No Online 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.
German No Online 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.
Spanish No Online 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.

For specific details about determining placement in college level Spanish classes, please click here.

All students taking the online Spanish exam must also sign up for a Spanish oral interview that will take place during your PittStart session. Starting May 1, you can schedule an interview online.
Russian No On Campus Day One of PittStart 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.
Portuguese No On Campus Day One of PittStart 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.
Latin No On Campus Day One of PittStart 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.
Italian No Online 60 min. You wish to continue studying the same foreign language you have previously studied, have spoken at home, or have learned abroad.

For placement testing in other languages offered at Pitt, please contact the language faculty directly.