Placement Exam Options for Incoming Freshmen

Fall 2021 incoming freshmen have the option to take placement exams in the following ways:

  • Remotely via ProctorU starting March 1, 2021 and ending on Sept 9
    • There is a $15.00 fee per exam, please see more details under Option One.
  • On campus at the LSU Testing Center
    • There is no fee to take exams on campus, please see more details under Option Two.

Additional information:

  • All incoming freshmen have the ability to take these placement exams until the last day to add classes (September 9, 2021) of their first semester. After the last day to add classes, students are no longer considered incoming freshmen and must follow the procedure for continuing students.
  • Students who take a placement exam for a specific subject as an incoming freshmen, are not eligible to take credit by examination for the same subject as a continuing student.

Visit the Placement Exam/Credit by Examination page for additional information about exam lengths and resources allowed.

Exam Details

Incoming freshmen may take placement exams only once through either ProctorU or On Campus:  

Incoming freshmen who wish to take their placement exams before arriving to LSU may take their placement exams remotely via ProctorU. There is a $15.00 fee per exam, and students may take each placement exam only once. Please see the information below regarding the process.

1. Create a student account with ProctorU.

  • Go to the ProctorU Portal and select “Sign Up.” Your institution will be pre-populated as “Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge.”
  • Select the Test-Taker button
  • Create profile

2. Schedule your placement exam.

Please Note: At least one (1) business day is required between scheduling and taking a placement exam through ProctorU. The LSU Testing Center office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

For example: If you schedule an exam at 8:00 PM on Friday you will need to schedule the placement exam instance for the following Monday after 8:00pm to allow the LSU staff to open access to the exam within ProctorU. If you schedule before this time, you will not have access to the exam and will need to reschedule. 

There is a $15.00 fee per exam and students may take each placement exam only once. Please click the link below for the subject area you wish to take a placement exam for.

 

Visit the Placement Exam/Credit by Examination page for additional information about exam lengths and resources allowed.

Exam Details

3. Prepare for the Placement Exam in ProctorU

  • Please refer to the ProctorU Test Taking Student Guide for detailed information on preparing to take your placement exam within ProctorU.
  • Students need to ensure their computer equipment works and they have downloaded the ProctorU extension.
  • For additional information about taking an exam in ProctorU please refer to the ProctorU Student Walkthrough video.

4. Take the Placement Exam in ProctorU

  • There are several steps students will need to complete when taking an exam in ProctorU. For additional information about what to expect on the day of your placement exam please refer to the ProctorU Exam Day resource.
  • Once you have started your ProctorU remote exam session and have completed the academic integrity security scan. students will be prompted to launch the web browsers for their exam.
  • All placement exams (except for Spanish) will be launched in the Questionmark software. Students then will log in by clicking “Log in with my organization credentials” and use their LSU username and password to sign in.

5. Obtain Placement Exam Score

  • After you take the placement exam in ProctorU, you will see your score. Your score will also be processed by the Office of Testing and Evaluation Services (OTES) within three business days. If a satisfactory score is achieved, the course credit will be applied to your student record.

6. Course Scheduling

  • For questions related to course scheduling, please reach out to your college academic advisor. To contact your academic advisor, please use the Navigate Student app or the LSU Navigate Website.

Please email otes@lsu.edu with questions you may have related to scheduling with ProctorU.

 


There is no cost for students to take placement exams on campus, however students may take each placement exam only once. Students will schedule their exams using RegisterBlast. Please visit our Incoming Freshman Placement Exam page for more information about how to schedule an exam.