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 111 - American Sign Language I and II, (2) ASL 112 - American Sign Language III and IV 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 admission and/or graduation requirement for various undergraduate and graduate programs.

Placement in English Courses

The ACT-English/Reading scores and/or SAT-Verbal scores are used to determine appropriate placement for undergraduate students in ENG 050 - English Language Study (non-credit bearing course), ENG 070 - English Language Study: Reading and Writing Skills (non-credit bearing course) or GSR 102 - Critical Reading and Writing or higher (credit-bearing courses).

Placement in Mathematics Courses

The Mathematics Placement Test is used to determine appropriate placement for new undergraduate students in MAT 040 - Pre-College Mathematics (non-credit bearing course) 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.