Placement Exams

Do I have to take all the placement exams UHM offers?

Not necessarily. Requirements for taking a placement exam depend on your major and the classes you are planning to take in the Fall 2017 semester. NSO has worked directly with different programs regarding placement exams for NSO participants only. Thus, the placement exam dates that are on our webpage when you register for sessions may be different. For information on individual programs and what placement exams may be required, please scroll down below. As always, if you are in doubt or have a question, call or email us!

If you are unsure if you need to take a placement exam, please contact an academic advisor from your major/department to see which, if any, placement exams you need.

Language Placement Exams

Languages of Europe and the Americas
East Asian Languages
Indo-Pacific Languages
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian and Second Language requirements - General Information

Before graduation, most students must demonstrate competence at the 202 (second year) level in Hawaiian or a second language. Students can take a four-semester sequence in a single language, take a UHM assessment, if one is offered (see below), or receive a language requirement waiver for those who are native speakers of a language other than English. Students need to check with their college/school for modifications to this requirement.