Placement Tests 

Mathematics Placement

All new students or transfer students without credit in mathematics will be placed into the appropriate UNO mathematics course according to their ACT, SAT or Compass Math scores, as shown below.

Minimum Score
(Math ACT)
Minimum Score
(Math SAT)
Minimum Score


MATH 1021, 1031, or 1115
 40 Algebra
MATH 1125
 66 Algebra
MATH 1116, 1126, 1140, or 2314
 46 College Algebra
MATH 2107 or 2111
 46 Trigonometry

Students who do not have either ACT, SAT or Compass scores must take the Mathematics Placement Test to determine their placement. A schedule of test dates is given below. 

Tests begin promptly at the time stated. Bring two sharpened pencils (#2) and a picture ID.. Call the Mathematics Department at 504-280-6331 for more information.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. To be announced

English Placement

Effective Spring 2012, students’ ACT or SAT scores will be used to determine placement in English courses at UNO.

You are eligible to enroll in           if your ACT English subscore is if your SAT Verbal score is  if
your score on the AP Language and Composition exam (ENGC) is
your COMPASS writing score is
ENGL 1157 18-27 450-610    74-99
ENGL 1158 28-31 630-690 3  >90
+ an 1158 placement on the EPT
A 2000-level English course 32 or higher 710 or higher 4-5  >90
+ a 2000-level placement on the EPT
Students who do not have ACT or SAT scores must take an English Placement Exam to determine placement.  Call the English Department at 504-280-6275 to schedule your exam.

Foreign Languages Placement

The dates for the Foreign Languages Placement Tests are listed below. Please e-mail ForeignLanguagesLab@uno.eduto reserve a spot for the date desired. Come with a pencil and a picture ID. All tests will begin promptly at the time stated and will last one hour. Further questions regarding these tests may be directed by phone to (504) 280-6658 and (504) 280-6287 or via e-mail to the above address.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:00 pm Liberal Arts Building, Room 350
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 noon Liberal Arts Building, Room 350