University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Exam Program

This page was last updated on June 6, 2017, and is subject to change.

The First Year of Studies administers th Notre Dame Examination program, which includes language testing for placement and math testing for credit.

Language placement testing is required for students who intend to take a language and have previous experience in it. If you have AP, IB, or SAT II credit in the language you intend to study, you do not have to take the placement test. If you do not have previous experience in the language you intend to study, you do not have to take the test.

The math credit exam is not required, but offers an additional way to earn credit for those who do not earn it through AP or IB testing.

Foreign Language Examinations

Examinations for French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Russian are available online and should be taken during the summer before fall semester scheduling begins, or in the fall before spring semester scheduling begins:

Examinations for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean will be given at 9:00 a.m. on the Friday of First Year Welcome Weekend. You must register to reserve a space to take these exams.

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This form will be activated on June 1 and the deadline to register is July 1st.

The examination for Italian must be arranged through your First Year Advisor once you arrive on campus.

Mathematics Examination

The mathematics examination will be given at 9:00 a.m. on the Friday of First Year Welcome Weekend. You must register to reserve a space to take this exam.

Register Now

This form will be activated on June 1 and the deadline to register is July 1st.

Examinations in the Notre Dame Mathematics Credit Examination Program include examinations for several levels of calculus, Elements of Calculus (MATH 10250 for students inclined toward Arts and Letters, Business, Architecture) and Calculus I, II and III (the MATH 10550-10560-20550 sequence for students inclined toward Engineering and Science). In addition, we offer an examination for ACMS 10145 (Statistics for the Colleges of Business and Arts and Letters). The examinations will be based on college-level courses. Students who receive credit through the Advanced Placement Program or the International Baccalaureate Program should not request to take the mathematics examination at Notre Dame.

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