The New Student Placement Exam helps us determine your starting enrollment level for English and Mathematics coursework along with acceptance into a desired Music program. After you are finished with the exam(s), your University Counselor will schedule you for courses based on your scores. Your University Counselor will send you an email with the link to the placement exam, but here it is just in case!
If you lose internet connection while taking the placement exam, the internet icon at the top of the page will turn red.
If you would like to continue taking the exam, read the message and check the box on this page. Then, click Continue Offline.
You will be able to continue the exam even though you are not connected to the internet. Once you finish the exam, you will see the following page. Do not close, refresh the page, or clear your cache and cookies. Once you have internet connection again, you will be able to submit the exam. If you close or refresh the page, all answers you have entered will be lost, and you will need to restart the exam from the beginning after a 24 hour waiting period.
If you would like to troubleshoot your internet connection, we recommend reviewing the article below. Keep in mind that if you restart your computer, you will have to restart the exam from the beginning.
To begin, select the appropriate placement exam. If you are not ready to take the exam, you may take the practice exam instead.
You can login with either your GCU username or GCU email address, and the password that you use to log into the Student Portal.
Once logged in, read the instructions. At the bottom of the instructions, check the box indicating that you understand and accept the terms of the test. Then, select Begin Exam.
After completing the exam, click Submit Answers.
After successfully submitting the exam, you may close the window.
Remember, to protect the integrity of the exam, a few rules have been applied:
- Students are allowed up to two attempts of each exam.
- There is a minimum of 24 hours between each attempt.
- Attempts are marked as soon as you launch the exam. If you leave the exam, press the back button, or have technical difficulties, you will have to wait 24 hours before you can take the exam again. If this is the case, you will see a message below the login button letting you know how much longer you have to wait.
If you have further questions, please refer to the View the FAQs link on the Placement Exam homepage.