While many Oxford courses do not require prerequisite knowledge or skills in order to be successful, some of them do. For this reason students are required to take placement tests, complete self-assessments, or meet certain criteria in order to ascertain their ability to be successful in a given class.
In mathematics, students must complete an on line self assessment and a self-placement form. This should be done as soon as possible by selecting the mathematics tab to the left. Any student still unsure about their appropriate math level may take a more comprehensive math placement exam on campus during orientation.
Students wishing to take Chemistry 141, a course needed by biology, environmental science, NBB, and chemistry majors and by those planning to go to medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, or public health school must take the on-line Chemistry placement test by August 1.
Students who need to take the English placement test during orientation will be notified of this in August. English placement is based upon SAT verbal score, high school grades, and performance on the English placement test (if applicable).
In foreign language (except German) placement decisions will be based upon previous coursework reported via transcript and judgment of the foreign language faculty.
All students must complete the on-line Advising Survey by July 15 to be assigned their Oxford faculty advisor. Faculty advisors will help students interpret their placement results, understand curriculum requirements, and select and register for classes throughout their time at Oxford.
All students wishing to take a calculus task course must take an on-campus placement exam during orientation.
Please complete all on-line survey's, self-assessments, and placement tests by logging on to Blackboard as soon as possible to ensure that you and your advisor will have the information needed to choose appropriate classes during orientation.
If, after reading this, you still have questions or concerns, please contact the Academic Services office.