American University of Sharjah

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Testing Center

AUS Placement Tests

All admitted applicants are required to sit for major placement tests to be able to register for freshman-level courses. Students with no TOEFL/IELTS scores may register for Math and Physics placement tests as required by their intended majors. However, students with no TOEFL/IELTS scores may not register for English placement test.

The purpose of the tests is to place students in the appropriate level of English, math and physics. There is no "pass or fail" for the major placement tests. Admitted students will register in different levels of their courses based on their exam score. No student is allowed to sit for a placement test more than once.

Applicants who have completed TOEFL (ITP or iBT), IELTS or SAT Subject Test - Math Level 1 and Level 2 are exempt from taking the corresponding placement test as follows:

Examination                         Minimum Score                        Exempted from

TOEFL (ITP)                                    580                                English Placement Test

TOEFL (iBT)                                     92                                 English Placement Test

IELTS                                              7.5                                English Placement Test

SAT Subject Test                                                                   

SAT Subjects - Math Level 1             600                                Math Placement Test

SAT Subjects - Math Level 2             600                                Math Placement Test

Applicants meeting any of the placement tests exemption criteria and transfer students may be exempted from taking certain placements tests depending on subjects/courses completed and grades earned.

Applicants who meet any of the exemption criterion should send a request on https://infodesk.aus.edu attaching a copy of the reports to get a written confirmation regarding any exemption.

Test Schedule

Read carefully the Major & Bridge Program Placement Tests Information Form.

Choose your test date Major & Bridge Program placement tests schedule

Placement Test Samples

Registration

To register for placement tests, please go to https://banner.aus.edu  and log in to "Web Enabled Interface for students" using your AUS email username and password. Once logged in go to "Current applicants" then go to "Testing Center Registration" and view the test schedule and submit the registration request for approval at least one week prior to the test date. All major placement tests are free of charge.

Register online for the Major Placement Tests at least one week before the test date.

Placement Test Scores

Please refer to the table that presents the tests scores and the corresponding placement course.

Placement Tests Scores and Placement Courses

Test Name

Score Range

Banner Score

Placement Course

English

0-7.999

3

WRI 001

  8-12 

4

WRI 101

Engineering Math

0-13

1

MTH 001

14-30

103

MTH 103

Architecture Math

0-13

0

MTH 003

14-30

1

MTH 111

Business Math

0-11

0

MTH 002

12-25

1

MTH 101

Physics

0-13

0

PHY 001

14-25

1

PHY 101