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Placement for Current Students

Current students who have not transferred credits in or been placed in English, Math, or World Language should refer to the list of instructions below.


We do not have an English placement. If you have not transferred in English composition credits, you will need an assessment from the Academic Advisement Center. You must contact Christine Barrett at Please put ENGLISH ASSESSMENT in the subject line, and provide your full name and Student ID number in the email. 


If you have not transferred in math credits, you must register for an on campus Math PlacementSAT scores may not be used for placement by transfer students.

Learn more about Math placement.

World Language

Proficiency in a language other than English is required to graduate from Southern. The World Language placement is required for students who have had two or more years of high school world language unless you plan to transfer in AP credit or college credit earned during high school or unless you are fluent in a foreign language. If you plan to learn a new language, you do not need to take the placement, you will simply be placed in level one.

You will have 90-minutes to complete the placement with only one opportunity to take it. You may not stop and come back to it; you must complete it in one sitting. All devices (computers, smartphones, and handhelds) and browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc) are compatible with the placement. However, while you can use smartphones and handhelds, it is highly recommended that you use a computer.

When you’re ready to take the placement make sure you have your Southern email address (i.e. and student ID number (8 digit number that begins with a 7) in front of you before beginning it. Simply click on the language you wish to take and begin.

Below are world language placement options that begin as soon as you click on the link, so please do not click a link until you are ready to begin.

If you want more information about World Language click here.