Undergraduate Placement Tests

Gallaudet University administers placement tests for new undergraduate students to determine appropriate course placement in ASL, English, and Mathematics. 

Placement in American Sign Language (ASL) Courses

The ASL Placement Test is used to determine appropriate placement for new undergraduate students in one of  three credit-bearing courses: (1) ASL 101 - American Sign Language I, (2) ASL 102 - American Sign Language II, or  (3) GSR 103 - American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.

The ASL Placement Test covers each students' linguistic knowledge of ASL with respect to both production and comprehension. The test is computer-based, and all answers are in multiple choice format. Test results are calculated soon after the student completes the test.  The ASL Placement Test is not the same as the ASLPI (ASL Proficiency Interview), which is an admissions and/or graduation requirement for various undergraduate and graduate programs.

Placement in English and Mathematics Courses

The English Placement Test is used to determine appropriate placement for undergraduate students in ENG 050-080 - English Language Study (non-credit bearing courses) or GSR 102  - Critical Reading and Writing or higher (credit-bearing courses).

The Mathematic Placement Test is used to determine appropriate placement for new undergraduate students  in MAT 040 - Pre-College Mathematics (non-credit bearing courses) or GSR 104 - Quantitative Reasoning Approach or higher (credit-bearing courses).

Information about undergraduate students with conditions is provided under "Student Classifications" in this catalog.