Congratulations, Pitt Nursing Class of 2021! 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.
Assignment of the group advising session will occur during the 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Nursing Orientation on Day Two of PittStart.
First of all, don't panic! These tests are simply tools that help determine your most appropriate starting points for various course 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.
- Completion of online placement exams may begin on May 1. You should complete any online placement exams at least one week before your PittStart session.
- 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: there is currently no foreign language requirement for the School of Nursing.
Placement Exam Guidelines for School of Nursing Students
|Exam||Required||Location||Time||Take this exam if...|
|Math||Yes||Online||90 min.||You scored below a 620 on the Math SAT or below a 27 on the Math ACT.
You do not have a 4 or higher on the Math AB or Math BC AP exam.
You do not have college credit for Calculus 1 (MATH 0220/0120).
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.|
|Latin||No||On Campus Day One of PittStart||60 min.|
For placement testing in other languages offered at Pitt, please contact the language faculty directly.