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Placement Exam FAQs

when do i take my placement exams?

First Year students: All exams must be completed and submitted by the deadline corresponding to your assigned New Student Registration date or as indicated in your Virtual Registration confirmation email. 

Transfer students: Exams must be completed and submitted by the deadline corresponding to your assigned New Student Registration date or as indicated in your Virtual Registration confirmation email.  

Please complete all necessary placement exams as quickly as possible. Advising and enrollment cannot proceed until all required exams are completed. 

what placement exams should i take if i'm unsure about my major or career path?

Butler University placement exams may be required depending on your course of study and/or transferred credits. If your major or minor curriculum does not have a specific requirement (e.g., foreign language) but you have an interest in continuing study of a language, it is recommended that you take the placement exam.

For certain career interests, it may also be prudent to take additional exams which may not be required for your major. As an example, if you are considering a career in health sciences (e.g., medicine or dentistry) but are not majoring in the sciences, you should complete the chemistry placement exam.

what do i do if i'm a transfer student?

Placement exams may be required for transfer students, depending on your course of study and transferred credits. You will be notified directly via email as to which placement exams you are required to complete. Complete all necessary placement exams as quickly as possible. Advising and enrollment cannot proceed until all required exams are completed. 

how do i find out my placement exam results?

Placement results are not available to incoming students prior to course registration. Your academic advisor will have access to your results and utilize them for course selection during the enrollment process.  

what services are offered if i have a documented disability?

In order to be eligible for an accommodation such as extended time on the placement exams, please contact Student Disability Services at 317-940-9308. Documentation of your disability must be received by Student Disability Services at least one week prior to completing the exams for accommodations to be made.

i forgot my password.

Go to password.butler.edu to reset your password. If you still have difficulty, contact the Butler IT Help Desk on the web at ask.butler.edu or via phone at 317-940-HELP (4357).

i cannot see or hear all of the exam questions.

Be sure you are using the latest version of one of the required browsers: Firefox or Chrome. If you still have difficulty, contact the Butler IT Help Desk on the web at ask.butler.edu or via phone at 317-940-HELP (4357).

i took too long and the exam has timed out.

As you take your exam, be conscious of the time clock on the left-hand side in the Quiz Navigation block. Be sure to manage your time appropriately and submit your exam before your time is finished. If you do time out of your exam and cannot proceed to the next section, submit an inquiry.