The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Placement Testing

Your ACT/SAT scores, Advanced Placement (AP) credit, and any college-level course work you have completed will determine your placement testing requirements. You must arrange to have the official scores and official transcripts sent to Ohio State.

There are three placement tests you may be required to complete prior to attending an orientation program.

Math Placement Testing:
Online - Required if “Math B Test Required” or “Math D Test Required” is listed on your To-Do List.

English Placement Testing:
Online - Required if “English Test Required” is listed on your To-Do List.

Foreign Language Placement Testing:
On-Campus - Optional but highly recommended if you have completed 2+ years of Spanish, French, or German while in high school.

Online Testing Deadlines:

  • Summer Admits - You should have already completed testing.
  • Autumn Admits - Unless you have submitted documentation for math & English testing exemptions, you must have placement test scores posted to your account at least two weeks prior to your orientation date. English tests must be both submitted and reviewed (see review schedule below). Please follow the links above and complete placement testing today. If testing is still on your To Do List within two weeks of your selected orientation program, you will be required to reschedule for a later orientation program.

Should you fail to complete placement testing by the deadline or receive a “U” math score, you must contact the Orientation & Placement Testing Office to make arrangements to take the test in person. Please provide yourself with an environment that will give you uninterrupted time and an atmosphere conducive to testing. You can only take the online test once!

English Placement Testing Review: Tests are reviewed by faculty on June 4. If your test is not submitted by 8 a.m. your orientation program is subject to rescheduling.

Students in need of disability services may elect to complete placement testing in person. Contact the Office of Disability Services to make testing arrangements.