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.



  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Location for All Exams:

Blackington Hall

Chemistry Exam:

Tues. Aug. 25:  9:15 - 10:15 a.m. (Check-in: 9:00 a.m.)

Wed. Aug. 26: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (Check-in: 4:00 p.m.)

Foreign Language Exam:

Tues., Sept. 1:  5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Check-in:  4:45 p.m.)
232 Blackington Hall


English Composition and Math Exams:

Tues. Aug. 25:

Math Exam only: 10:30 - 12 noon. (Check-in: 10:15 a.m.)

Wed. Aug. 26:

5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Check-in if taking just English Composition or both exams. 

6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Check-in if taking just Math.

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. English Composition exam

7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Math Exam




If you wish to register for Placement Exams on these dates please log-in to the Campus Services portal.

Bring with you a photo ID, #2 pencils, and a scientific (non-graphing) calculator to take the Math and Chemistry exams.  Bring with you a print dictionary (nonelectronic) to the English Composition exam only; no electronic devices are permitted.

Only students who have paid their $100 Tuition Deposit are eligible to take the exams on these days.

Time limits:

Math: 90 minutes; Chemistry: 55 minutes; English Composition: 50 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
  • print dictionary (nonelectronic) for English Composition exam only
  • 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 English Composition and Math Placement Exams 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 English Composition Exam will determine your entry level English Composition course.
  • 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.

Retaking your Placement Exams

If you previously took the placement exam in February or March, you are permitted to retest in May. Please contact Stephanie Korber at 814-269-7074 for additional information.