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Placement Testing

Placement tests are given to determine the level of instruction that you should register for. You should take all placement tests that apply to you before registering for classes.

Following each test, you will be informed which course(s) you should register for and/or waive.

Placement Tests Online

Using your BJU login

Take Tests (You will be asked to "enroll" in the Placement Tests course.)

Special note to students with new BJU IDs: Because of our transition to a new student management system, new logins are not going in to Canvas automatically. If you try the link above and it says you "don't exist," please fill out the Google form below with your BJU email address.

If you don’t have a BJU login

  • Click here to fill out a Google form with your information. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours.
  • If you are using a non-BJU email address, you should get an email to that address with a link to the placement test. 

English

New and transfer students (associate who receive fewer than 6 English credits or baccalaureate students who receive fewer than 9 English credits) who have no ACT or SAT scores must take this placement test. (Note that we cannot use the CLT for Math or English placement.) Testing may take as much as 45 minutes. Students wanting to challenge their ACT or SAT placement may also take the placement test.

Mathematics

Bachelor Degree Programs

Testing may take as much as 2 hours. There is a time limit on these tests, so be sure you have the maximum allowed time available. Calculators and/or paper and pencil are permitted when taking any math tests.

Students without ACT/SAT scores (note that we cannot use the CLT for math or English placement):

Students whose major requires a college math course should look at this study guide to prepare: ARTStudyGuide

Students whose major does not require a college math course should look at this study guide to prepare: LAMStudyGuide

If you are not certain whether your major requires a college math course, click here to connect to your major’s program page or contact your advisor.

Automatic placement:

Students with an ACT Math score of 0-17 or SAT Math score of 0-510 are required to take Ma 080 regardless of major. Students who wish to challenge this placement should look at this study guide to prepare: LAMStudyGuide

Students with an ACT Math score of 18-19 or SAT Math score of 520-540 whose major requires a college math course must take Ma 090 as a prerequisite to that college math course. Students who wish to challenge this placement should look at this study guide to prepare: ARTStudyGuide

Note that if you pass the Algebra Readiness Test and need to try to place higher, you will be given the opportunity to prepare for and take the next test.

Students with an ACT Math score of 20-25 or SAT Math score of 550-630 automatically place into Ma 103 (College Algebra), Ma 180 (Applied Calculus), Ma 220 (Mathematical Problem Solving), or Ma/BA 320 (Applied Statistics). STEM majors who want to try to challenge this placement to place into Ma 105 (Trigonometry) should look at this study guide to prepare: 103_105StudyGuide

Note that if you pass the Trigonometry test and need to try to place higher, you will be given the opportunity to prepare for and take the next test.

Students with an ACT Math score of 26-30 or SAT of 640-720 automatically place into Ma 105 (Trigonometry). Students who want to try to challenge this placement to place into Ma 200 (Calculus I) should look at this study guide to prepare: 105_200StudyGuide

Mathematics Proof Techniques

Required of students registering for most 400-level math courses in an upcoming semester. Ma 299 Mathematical Proofs is a 1-credit transition course between lower-level mathematics courses and more abstract/theoretical upper-level courses in which mathematical proofs are essential (see the course webpage for additional information on the placement test). Students who pass this test will be allowed to waive this prerequisite. Testing may take as much as 30 minutes. Students should not take this test unless they are directed to do so by a math faculty member.

Statistics Test for Math Ed Majors only

Offered to Mathematics Education majors who wish to try to exempt Applied Statistics (Ma 320) in order to replace the requirement with a more advanced upper-level course.

World Languages

Chinese, French, German, and Spanish

Students registering for a world language course for the first time at BJU must take the appropriate placement test. Testing may take as much as 45 minutes. A short verification is all that is needed for a student with no experience in the language.

Music

Music Qualifying

Students auditioning for voice lessons for the first time at BJU who are not a music major or minor must take this test before auditioning for their voice lessons. If not passed, Pi 101 Beginning Piano is strongly recommended before taking voice lessons (to learn the fundamentals of reading music). Testing should take 15 minutes or less.

Rudiments of Music

Required of all new music majors or minors registering for MT 105 Theory I. If not passed, MT 099 Introduction to Music Theory (0 credit, 0 load) must be taken during the same semester as MT 105. Testing should take 30 minutes or less.

Music Theory

Required of new music majors and minors who want to place out of or validate music theory courses (MT 105 & 106) on the basis of previous training. Learn more about the music theory test

Computer Science

Required of students who wish to try to waive CpS 110 (Object-Oriented Programming I) and begin with CpS 209 (Object-Oriented Programming II). Students must qualify to take Ma 105 (see math tests above). The test is in two parts: a multiple choice part that could take as much as 45 minutes, and (if that is passed) a programming part that should take no more than 60 minutes.