Testing & Evaluation Services administers placement/credit by examination on a regular basis. Students who take placement exams/credit by examination have the ability to earn course credit, the score on each exam effects the course enrollment level.

  • Students may only take a specific placement/credit by examination one time.
  • Students should consult with an Academic Advisor to determine the need to take a placement/credit by examination.
  • For more information about other foreign languages exams not listed below, please visit the LSU Foreign Languages page.
  • For more information about Math placement exams, please visit the LSU Math Placement and Credit page.
Exam Test Length Permitted Resources for ProctorU Exams Permitted Resources for On Campus Paper and Pencil Exams
Algebra 30 minutes
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB
  • Two sheets of scratch paper
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB


Calculus 90 minutes
  • No calculator allowed
  • Two sheets of scratch paper
  • No calculator allowed
Chemistry 60 minutes
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB
  • Two sheets of scratch paper
  • The periodic table is provided in the test
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB
  • The periodic table is provided in the test


French 60 minutes None None
German 60 minutes None None
Latin 60 minutes None None
Spanish Not timed None None
Trigonometry 35 minutes
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB
  • Two sheets of scratch paper
  • Calculator: TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB
  • Scratch paper used for ProctorU exams must be destroyed in the presence of the proctor
  • On campus paper and pencil exams will use paper exam to work problems

Schedule an Exam

For more information about scheduling a placement exam (incoming freshmen) and a credit by examination (continuing and transfer students), please visit the sites below respectively: