If you will be taking any courses in mathematics, chemistry, Spanish, French, or German, you should take the appropriate online placement exam(s) during the summer.
Only those students that have satisfied the prerequisites in these subjects, either by taking the placement exam or having earned a high enough AP Exam score, may pre-register. Placement exams must be completed by Wednesday August 09, 2023. AP Exam scores must also be received by the Registrar’s Office by this date. Once you have taken the placement exam you will be able to pre-register online by contacting the Advising Center. Limited summer registration closes on August 11, 2023.
Some courses may fill up quickly during Orientation, so registering over the summer may be beneficial. Please note that you will have the option to change your course schedule (i.e. add/drop courses) during Orientation, so there’s no risk involved in registering for a placement course during the summer.
How to Find My Placement Exam Results
Scores are typically posted within 48 hours from completion of the exam. Only once your results are posted will you be able to register for courses over the summer.
Log into MyOxy.
On the left side panel, select “My Gateway.”
Click on the “Grade & Academic Records” link.
In the bottom right square (“More Links Below”), click on “Placement Results.”
All the placement exams you’ve taken will be listed followed by your score, placement, exemptions, and test date.
Note : If you do not see your placement results posted in Grades & Academic Records, neither can we! Once a placement test is completed we must wait for the information to be uploaded into our student information system before they can be reviewed. Please wait until your placement results are posted before contacting the Advising Center.
If you have questions about placement in languages, mathematics, or chemistry, please contact:
Placement by AP Exam, IB Exam, SAT II - What do my scores mean?
If you have taken the AP, IB, and/or SAT II exam(s) you must have the scores sent directly to the Registrar’s Office by the relevant governing body. These scores may qualify you to pre-register during the summer before Orientation.
Please note: With the exception of the language proficiency requirement, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations may not be used to satisfy core requirements. Please refer to the Core Program for more information.
See the table below for details:
|AP Calculus AB||4 or 5||MATH 120 or MATH 128|
|AP Calculus BC||4 or 5||MATH 150, MATH 210, MATH 212, or MATH 214|
|IB (Higher Level)||6 or 7||MATH 150, MATH 210, MATH 212, or MATH 214|
|AP score of 4||SPAN 201||Yes|
|AP score of 5||SPAN 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 560-689||SPAN 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 690+||SPAN 202||Yes|
|AP score of 4||FREN 201||Yes|
|AP Score of 5||FREN 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 560-689||FREN 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 690+||FREN 202||Yes|
|AP score of 4||GERM 201||Yes|
|AP score of 5||GERM 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 550-679||GERM 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 680+||GERM 202||Yes|
I took an AP Exam or SAT II test in a language other than Spanish, French, or German. Can I use my score to pre-register for a course in this subject?
Yes. If you completed an exam in another language, your scores may qualify you to place into a higher level course. If you did not take an AP Exam or the SAT II test you will have an opportunity to take a placement test in Chinese, Japanese, or Latin during Orientation.
|AP score of 4||JAPN 201||Yes|
|AP score of 5||JAPN 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 540-669||JAPN 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 670+||JAPN 202||Yes|
|AP score of 4||CHIN 201||Yes|
|AP score of 5||CHIN 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 550-679||CHIN 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 680+||CHIN 202||Yes|
|AP score of 4||LATN 201||Yes|
|AP score of 5||LATN 202||Yes|
|SAT II score 560-679||LATN 201||Yes|
|SAT II score 680+||LATN 202||Yes|
*For any language not offered at Oxy, a SAT II score of 560 or above will satisfy the core language proficiency requirement.
If you do not have a qualifying score, but believe that you should register for a higher level course you will be required to take a placement exam. For more information, see the Placement Exams page