Placement Testing

Assessing Your Knowledge

Placement tests are important because they ensure that you begin your IUPUI coursework in the right classes. Nearly all new students at IUPUI (freshmen and transfer) take one or more placement tests. All tests are completed online, so you don’t need to schedule anything or go anywhere to complete them. The form linked below will help you determine which tests you need to take, and which ones you don’t.

Accessing the Tests

Math (ALEKS)

The IUPUI Math Placement Test is delivered using ALEKS, an online assessment tool. ALEKS will assess your knowledge of various mathematics concepts and then provide personalized modules to improve your score. You can then take the assessment up to four additional times. IUPUI uses your highest score to place you in the appropriate math class.

Begin the Math Placement Test (unproctored)

If you have been notified by an IUPUI office that you must schedule a proctored ALEKS Math Placement Test, please use the link below.

Schedule a Proctored ALEKS Math Placement Test


The Chemistry Placement Test is delivered using Canvas, IUPUI’s online course management tool.

A few things to remember about the Chemistry Placement Exam:

  • You will only have one attempt at this exam.
  • This is a 45-minute, timed placement exam.
  • You will be asked 40 questions.
  • This is an open-book placement test, but you may not receive assistance from any person during the time of the test to ensure accurate results.
  • This exam should be taken on a computer with reliable Internet access; mobile devices or pads/tablets are not suitable for testing.
  • The results from this placement exam are immediate.

When you are ready to take the placement exam, please follow the instructions below: 

  1. Click the link below.
  2. Log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  3. Enter the access code: cpe4192.
  4. Click Enroll in Course.
  5. Click the announcements tab and follow the directions for completing the placement test.

Begin the Chemistry Placement Test


To determine your first writing course at IUPUI, you will take the English guided self-placement, an online survey, to help you determine the best course for you.

Begin the English Guided Self-Placement

Foreign/World Languages

Foreign language placement tests are available for Spanish, German, and French. If you have studied another language and would like to continue it at IUPUI, please contact the appropriate advising contact in the School of Liberal Arts.

Begin Spanish Placement Test
Begin German Placement Test
Begin French Placement Test