Placement tests are an important step for you to complete as you prepare for your transition to IUPUI. Be sure to complete all of your placement tests prior to attending your transition orientation experience so that your academic advisor will be able to review your scores at your orientation program. Placement tests may include English, math, world languages, and chemistry.
It is important to complete your tests with the right mindset. While it is not necessary for you to study in advance for your placement tests, you should ensure you have enough time, the right space, and give your best college effort. This might afford you the opportunity to take fewer courses, which equals less time and money. Using resources that you might have at your convenience while completing your placement tests to improve your scores may seem like a good idea; however, we find that this often inflates your scores and sets you up for classes that are too difficult, which will end up damaging your GPA and requiring you to retake the class in the future.
College is an investment in your future. By completing your assessments early and thoroughly, you will ensure that your academic advisor will have the scores necessary to help you determine the appropriate courses for your first semester.