This page will help prepare you for the series of placement tests you will encounter during orientation week. Since students who enter our graduate program come from various undergraduate experiences as well as diverse national and international backgrounds, these tests help ensure that you have already acquired the appropriate level of skills necessary to be successful in our program.
Incoming students in all MM programs must take placement exams preceding their first semester of enrollment. Incoming MVP students only take the Diction Hearing exam. Students in the MCP and MME program do not take any placement exams. For the Fall semester, this normally occurs during the last week of August, for the Spring semester, the week before classes begin in January. If the student fails any or all tests, the student must enroll in the appropriate remedial course/s at the earliest opportunity that the class is offered. Students will not be permitted to re-take the test in the event of failure. Failure to take a placement test is considered an automatic “fail” and the student will be required to take the appropriate remedial course(s). Deficiencies are removed by earning a “Y” or “B-“ grade in required review courses.