Placement Info

The Office of Undergraduate Advising offers three placement and proficiency exams for students to complete prior to attending Orientation.

All exams are available online. Please ensure to complete all placement exams by June 15 2018.

If you are unable to complete the exams remotely, please email Undergraduate Advising or call 617-521-2474.

Math Competency
  1. Go to: https://moodle.simmons.edu/login/index.php
  2. Enter your Username and Password (You will receive your general Simmons login from admissions.  Please visit https://preferences.simmons.edu/accountsetup if you have not set your Simmons account up. Your password is your ID until you change it). The CAS Competencies Page should appear on the Course List.
  3. Click on “CAS Competencies.”
  4. Click on “Math Competency Exam.”
  5. Take the exam.
Language Placements

All undergraduate students must complete two semesters of a modern language. If you are continuing a language studied in high school or are fluent/speak a language other than English at home, please take the appropriate placement exam as outlined below.

Please complete by June 15, 2018.

FRENCH AND SPANISH
  1. Go to the following link: http://webcape.byuhtrsc.org/?acct=simmons
  2. Enter the Simmons College password: Simmons.caa
  3. Enter the exam you wish to take: French or Spanish.
  4. Take the exam.
ITALIAN
  1. Go to: https://moodle.simmons.edu/login/index.php
  2. Enter your Username and Password. (You will receive your general Simmons login from admissions.  Please visit https://preferences.simmons.edu/accountsetup if you have not set your Simmons account up. Your password is your ID until you change it). The CAS Competencies Page should appear on the Course List.
  3. Click on “CAS Competencies”
  4. Click on “Italian Placement Exam”
  5. Take the exam.

JAPANESE

Students who plan on testing for placement in a Japanese course must meet with Professor Zhigang Liu, who will either assess the student’s level through verbal examination or will determine placement through a written assessment following the verbal exam. Please email Undergraduate Advising, to make us aware of this placement.

CHINESE

Students who would like to receive placement in Mandarin Chinese must email Undergraduate Advising to sign up to take the placement exam.

Chemistry Placement

All students MUST take the Chemistry Placement Exam, unless you are accepted into the Nursing program.This exam is intended to place each student into the most appropriate level of Chemistry here at Simmons. This exam will not exempt students from taking a Chemistry course if it is required for their major or minor. The levels of introductory Chemistry are: Introduction to Chemistry: Inorganic (CHEM 111), Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 113), and Advanced Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 115).

  1. Go to: https://moodle.simmons.edu/login/index.php
  2. Enter Simmons user name and password. (You will receive your general Simmons login from admissions. Please visit https://preferences.simmons.edu/accountsetup if you have not set your Simmons account up. Your password is your ID until you change it).
  3. Click on “CAS Competencies.”
  4. Select the “Chemistry Placement.”
  5. Take the assessment.