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.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

English Composition and Math Exams:

Location for English Composition and Math  Exams:

9:00 a.m. (Check-in: 8:30 a.m.) OR 12:45 p.m. (Check-in: 12:15 p.m.)


Cambria Room in the Student Union

Chemistry Exam: 10:15 a.m. (Check-in: 10:00 a.m.) OR 1:00 p.m. (Check-in: 12:45 p.m.)

Location for Chemistry Exam:

Blackington Hall Room 134


Foreign Language Exam:


8:45 a.m. (Check-in: 8:30 a.m.)


Location for Language Exams:  Blackington Hall Room 232









Students taking chem and/or FL in the a.m. will take Comp/Math in the p.m.  Students taking Comp/Math in the a.m. can take Chem in the p.m.

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 hard copy dictionary to the English Composition exam; 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: 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
  • dictionary (hard copy 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.