Placement Exams

The first step to success in college is being in courses where you can thrive. To help us place you in the right courses, Hartwick requires new students to complete placement exams.

 
Foreign Language Placement (Online, due June 1):

College is a great opportunity to continue studying a foreign language or learn something new. To help in planning your courses, everyone is required to take an on-line placement exam if they have had at least one year of foreign language prior to enrolling at Hartwick. Then, on your Academic Course Planner, let us know if you would like to continue studying the language you have had experience in or branch out to start a new language.

Complete you Foreign Language Placement by June 1 for priority scheduling. To complete your Foreign Language Placement exam:

  1. Click on this link: http://webcape.org/?acct=hartwick
  2. Enter the password: hawks1
  3. Select the language you would like to take a test in: Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish
  4. Follow the on-line instructions

Math Placement (Online, due June 1):

If you plan on majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Math, Nursing 3YD, Biochemistry, Physics, or Computer Science and/or you plan on following the Pre-Med or Pre-Allied Health track, you’ll need to take a Math Placement exam prior to being placed in courses. Results of the placement are used to ensure that you are enrolled in courses that will help you succeed in your chosen major.

Instructions for taking the Math Placement exam:

Please log in to the Hartwick College D2L platform using your Hartwick network username and password (sent in the letter from the Dean of Student Success). If you have any trouble logging in, please contact the Technology Resource Center at 607-431-4357, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once logged in, click My Courses, and then Math Placement Exam 2017. Next, click on Quizzes on the top navbar. Under Current Quizzes, you will see Math Placement 2017 Exam – click on it and follow instructions. When you complete the exam, click Go to Submit Quiz.  If you do not finish the exam within the time limit, be sure to submit what you have completed. Good luck!

Note: Students with documented disabilities who require testing adjustments during placement exams should contact AccessAbility Services to discuss this request at least one week prior to the exam.

 

Writing Placement (During Welcome Weekend):

As a new student, you’ll complete the Writing Placement exam during Welcome Weekend Orientation and then be placed into a writing course depending on your score. For more information, visit the Writing Competency Requirement webpage.

 

Chemistry Placement (During Welcome Weekend):

New students who are enrolled in Chemistry 107 their first semester are invited to take the Chemistry Placement exam during Welcome Weekend Orientation. This placement test does not affect your ability to take Chem 107, rather those who earn a high score on this placement test are invited to take Chemistry 109, an accelerated course.

Note: Students with documented disabilities who require testing adjustments during placement exams should contact AccessAbility Services to discuss this request at least one week prior to the exam.

 

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