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Placement Exam and Exemption Information


Students who wish to be placed in a higher, intermediate course or wish to be exempt from any required courses should take the exam held prior to the start of their first semester at Heinz.

The 2020 exam schedule is now available: 2020 Exam Schedule.  Please review the section specific to your degree program below to determine which scheduled exams are applicable to you.  If you have questions about whether an exam is right for you, please contact your Program Director for more information.  You can also review the information provided here for key concepts associated with each exam.

This will be your ONLY opportunity to take the exam. (Heinz faculty reserve the right to adjust exam offerings.)

2020 exams will be offered remotely with the help of Canvas, Respondus lockdown browser and Respondus Monitor.  The lockdown browser and Monitor serve as digital proctors for each exam, by limiting access to other websites and applications, and also by recording your exam attempt to ensure compliance with the University's academic integrity policy.  For more information about the recording and how to prepare, please review the Respondus Monitor details.  A practice test will be available for all students to make sure they can access an assessment in Canvas using the Respondus lockdown browser and Monitor prior to any scheduled exemption or placement exams.

Please note:  A course not required for your degree program may be a pre-requisite for an elective course you would like to take. Be sure to review elective pre-requisites to ensure you take all appropriate placement exams while they are offered.

For courses that do not offer a placement exam prior to matriculation, students may submit an exemption petition directly to the instructor. Click Here for more information.

Dates, exams, and registration processes are subject to change.

Have questions about Placement exams or the petition process?  Contact Heinz Academic Services for any questions regarding Placement Exams.