Placement Exams

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 proper placement in classes can affect academic achievement. These exams are an opportunity for incoming freshmen to begin a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown career in appropriate courses with a fair chance for success.

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015
Math Exam:

 6:30 p.m in Blackington Hall (report to Blackington Hall Lobby by 6 p.m.)

Chemistry Exam:  5 p.m. in Blackington Hall (report to Blackington Hall Lobby by 4:45 p.m.
Location for Math and Chem exams: Blackington Hall
Foreign Language Exam:  5 p.m. in Blackington Hall (report to Blackington Hall Lobby by 4:45 p.m.)
Location for Language exams: Blackington Hall

No pre-registration is necessary. Bring with you a photo ID, #2 pencils, and a scientific (non-graphing) calculator.

Time limits:

Math, 90 minutes; Chemistry, 55 minutes; Foreign Language, 60 minutes

Students should bring the following to these sessions:

  • photo ID
  • scientific calculator (graphing calculators are not permitted)
  • reservation confirmation page when applicable
  • No. 2 pencils
  • immunization information when applicable.

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, use the Submit a Support Desk Ticket to send a request for help to Pitt-Johnstown's Information Technology unit.


General Information

  • Pitt-Johnstown admission status is not affected by placement scores.
  • There is no fee for the exams.
  • All students take the Math Placement Exam before their first semester at Pitt-Johnstown. Scores on the math exam determine your entry level math course, which will be Math 0001 if the exam is not taken.
  • Scores on the chemistry or foreign language exams determine your entry level course in chemistry or foreign language.
  • 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.