Place into Higher-Level Courses

Additional placement exams are available for certain classes.

Placement exams are available for BIOL 99CHEM 99CSCI 101 and Math 161. If you successfully complete these exams, you can waive the prerequisite requirement and enroll in higher-level courses.

Cost

There is no charge for these exams.

Credit

No credit is awarded for passing the placement exams. View the list of exams that can award credit for more information.

Schedule an appointment

Appointments can be made online through the Appointments tab in your myHeartland account. A photo ID is required when you take your placement exam.

Placement Exams Offered through the Testing Center

Additional language placement exams may be available through the academic departments.

Course Exam Format Time Limit Percent Needed to Pass
BIOL 99
Biology for Health Careers


Required
: Must be at the appropriate math, reading and writing levels to be eligible for this test
  • Paper/pencil
  • 100 multiple-choice, true-false and matching questions
  • Study guides are available in Academic Advisement
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
70%

CHEM 99

Preparatory College Chemistry

Required: Students must be at the appropriate math, reading and writing levels to be eligible for this test

  • Paper/pencil
  • 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Information about the test is available in Academic Advisement
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
55%
CSCI 101
Introduction to Computer Information Science
  • Computerized
  • 150 multiple choice, performance questions
75 minutes 80%
Math 161 Placement Exam 

Required
: Must be at the appropriate math, reading and writing levels to be eligible for this test
  • Paper/pencil
  • 20 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
70%
Spanish Placement Exam
  • Paper/pencil
  • 50 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
  • 0-15 (SPAN 101)
  • 16-31 (SPAN 102)
  • 32-39 (SPAN 201)
  • 40-45 (SPAN 202)

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