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Placement Testing

Placement tests help students transition smoothly to their studies at USI. Tests are given in math, English, reading, and foreign language.   Placement tests are required for new and transfer students with some exceptions.

Students should complete the necessary tests at least two weeks prior to their orientation session prevent delays in the orientation/registration process  on the day of orientation.

General testing information:

  • Tests are available in math, English, reading, French, German and Spanish.
  • A student ID number and photo ID are required to test.
  • Walk-in testing is available Monday – Friday (Central Time) 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Allow 1 hour each for the math and English test and a ½ hour each for the reading or foreign language, however, the English test is the only timed test.   
  • Students with disabilities requesting special accommodations:
    • Must be registered with the Office of Disability Resources.
    • Must schedule an appointment with Academic Skills by calling 812/464-1743 at least two weeks prior to placement testing.
    • Documentation of a disability must be received in Academic Skills prior to the appointment date.

Contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment. 

Students can take these tests in a variety of ways:

  1. Visit the USI campus during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) with no appointment necessary.
  2. Visit the USI campus during special testing session in the evening or on Kick-Off Saturday. Students can register for a special testing session when they register for orientation.


Check-in Time

Kick-off Saturday March 7

9:45 am – 10:00 am


12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Wed., Mar.11

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Wed., Apr. 8

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Wed., May 13

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Wed., June 3

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Wed. Aug. 12

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

  1. Arrange for testing at a testing center in the student's community.  The testing center may charge a fee that varies from one institution to another.
  2. Take the test at home using the Virtual Testing Proctor (BVirtual). This option requires the student to use a webcam and pay a $25 fee to BVirtual.
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Evansville, Indiana 47712 Phone 812/464-8600
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