Placement Exams Schedules

Pitt-Johnstown Placement Exams - Dates and Registration

Placement exams are offered by Pitt-Johnstown on select dates throughout the summer and at the beginning of each term. The General Education guidelines require all students to take a diverse selection of classes in natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Placement exams assist us in preparing an appropriate class schedule and are required for all incoming students.




134 Blackington Hall

Chemistry Exam:

8:30-9:30 a.m. (check - in: 8:15 a.m.)

Math Exam:

9:45-11:15 a.m. (check-in: 9:30 a.m.)

English Composition Exam:

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (check - in: 11:15 a.m.)

Foreign Language Exam:

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. (check-in: 1 p.m.)


If you wish to register for Placement Exams on these dates please log-in to the Campus Services portal. Only students who have returned their Admission Data Form and deposit are eligible to take the exams on these days.

Students should bring the following to these sessions:

  • photo ID
  • No. 2 pencils
  • scientific calculator (graphing calculators are not permitted)
  • print dictionary (nonelectronic) for English Composition exam only
  • reservation confirmation page when applicable
  • no electronic devices are permitted

Disability Accommodations: Send a letter requesting accommodations and appropriate documentation of your disability (provided by an appropriate professional) to the following address: Theresa M. Horner, Office of Health and Counseling Service, G10 Student Union, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA 15904.

Additional information and specific questions about testing accommodations and disability services should be directed to the Office of Health and Wellness  To ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations, requests for accommodations with accompanying documentation should be received at least one week before the date of the exam.

If you do not have or are encountering difficulty with the University username and password, call the University of Pittsburgh's Technology Help Desk at 412-624-4357. The help desk is available 24/7.


General Information

  • Pitt-Johnstown admission status is not affected by placement scores.
  • There is no fee for the exams.
  • Each incoming freshman is required to take the Math Placement Exam. The Chemistry Placement Exam is required for students who plan to enroll in Biology, Chemistry, Energy & Earth Resources, Secondary Education Sciences, Pre-Medical Professions, or Engineering. The English Placement Exam is optional and available to students who would like to test out of English Composition I their Freshman year. Foreign Language Exams are available in French and Spanish.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Pitt CHS credits, and applicable transfer credits can take precedent over the placement scores, but only after the credits are recorded at Pitt-Johnstown.
  • Students, who after taking the exams believe that their scores are not indicative of their knowledge and skills, may take that exam a second time.  Each exam may only be taken 2 times.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Korber at 814-269-7074 or 1-855-LIKEUPJ or