Placement Tests 


Math placement is typically determined by a student's score on the SAT Math, ACT Math, AP scores, or transfer credit.

If your major does not require a specific Math and you do not wish to take College Algebra (Math 1065), or a higher level course, you may enroll in Math 1050 (Explorations in Mathematics) or Phil 1500 (Intro to Logic).

You can find the required scores for Math placement here.

If you do not have an appropriate test score to place into your desired math, you can take a placement test through the Math Department. However, these tests are only administered a few times a year. Placement test information can be found here.

It is best for Distance Education Students who need Math 1065 (College Algebra) to take an equivalent course prior to transferring to ECU. However, if a student transfers without this credit he/she will need to take the placement test on the ECU campus, or make arrangements locally to do so. Contact your local community college to see if they have a testing center. If so, set up a date and time with one of their proctors to take our Math Placement test.  E-mail Gwen Hardin: the proctor's name, e-mail address, phone number, the name of the college, and the date and time you will be testing. She will send the Math Placement test to the proctor.

Foreign Language

If you studied a language in high school, you are encouraged to take the foreign language placement test.  All students must take placement test to enroll in German, Spanish, and French, even if you have no prior experience. The Spanish, French and German foreign language placement tests are administered online. Other languages maybe possible by special arrangements with that department. Students who place into 1002-1004 will, upon successful completion of that course, be given credit for lower-level courses. Please visit the Foreign Language website for more information.