Two online placement tests are available to help you with your Extension School registration. Please select a test to learn more about it and see the courses for which it is required or recommended.

  • Test of critical reading and writing skills is required for registration in several courses, including those you take for degree program admission. It's designed to evaluate your readiness for these courses and recommend alternatives, as appropriate.
  • Math placement test is recommended as a guide for your math course selection.

Academic integrity policies apply to placement tests. The Extension School investigates cases of placement test cheating, plagiarism, and other breaches of academic integrity seriously. Alleged breaches are referred to the Administrative Board and may result in indefinite suspension of registration privileges.

Take placement tests as early as possible. Computers at 53 Church Street, the Science Center and Grossman Library are available for online tests.

If you need an accommodation because of a documented disability, call (617) 495-0977 at least two weeks before you take the test.

Placement test scores are posted in your online services account. From the student menu, select “Placement Tests,” then “View Placement Test Scores.”