Placement Exams

Mizzou offers free online placement exams in math and foreign language to help match student with the course levels and programs they’re most likely to succeed in. So don’t stress. The process only takes a short time and is intended to benefit you as a student.

Math Placement Exam

All Mizzou students must meet minimum freshman math requirements to graduate. But first, we need to get a feel for your math skills. The MyMathTest (MMT) assessment takes one to two hours online and you are required to complete it within 48 hours once you’ve begun. You’ll also have access to a free online study guide to help improve your test scores and prepare you for math at Mizzou.


  • Feb. 19: MyMathTest opens online for new students
  • Mar. 1: Complete the MMT for course placement for certain FIGs
  • May 1: We suggest all freshmen who need to take the math placement tests to have their assessments completed by this date. This ensures that you can be enrolled in an appropriate fall class schedule.

Log into MyMathTest with your MU email account. Details and more information on the test can be found on the About Math Placement page.

Foreign Language Placement Tests

All students interested in foreign language courses are encouraged to take the online placement exam now to help you enroll in the appropriate course level during registration at Summer Welcome.

Online exams are available in French, Spanish and German. Foreign language courses are a graduation requirement for specific degrees in international business, journalism and many within the College of Arts and Science.

To access the Foreign Language Placement Exam please click here. You’ll need your Username and password to log in (the same ones you use for myZou).

Once logged in, you should see the page below. Click the blue Enroll in Course button to add the course to your Canvas Dashboard.

You may then choose “Go to your Dashboard” to access the exam at a later time or “Go to the Course” to begin immediately.