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S.T.A.R.  Student Schedule

8:30 to 9 a.m. Check in - Location: Wege Ballroom
9 a.m. to Noon

Mathematics and Foreign Language Placement Testing

Note: Students who choose to take classes at the first level of a foreign language will not need to take a foreign language placement test.

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Liberal Arts Presentation
12:50 to 2:05 p.m.

Technology Testing/UDM Chemistry Test

2:10 to 4:35 p.m.

Advising and Class Registration, AQ FAQ/Picture ID and Common Read sessions
Faculty advisors will discuss, on a one-to-one basis, the student’s planned courses of study and assist them in their class registration


Last Minutes Details
Appropriate Attire
You will be walking between several buildings on campus, so we suggest wearing comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather. There is no need to "dress up." Please remember comfortable shoes for walking!
What to Bring With You
Please bring your driver's license or another form of picture identification. You will need it to receive your Aquinas login and e-mail information as well as your Aquinas ID.
You do not need to bring any testing materials. Writing utensils will be provided, and there is no need for a calculator in the Math Placement Test.

The day will begin in the third floor ballroom in the Wege Student Center and end in the Grace Haunstein Library. The best place to park will be Lot F (The Wege Lot) or Lot T (The Woodward Lot). >Download the AQ Campus Parking Map & Directions (pdf)

Placement Testing Information

We hold placement testing for math and foreign language at Aquinas. However, there is no expectation that you will prepare for your foreign language placement test or your math placement test. Both tests simply indicate the level that you should begin your study in these areas. However, placing high on the foreign language test may allow you to waive one or two courses for the general education requirement. If you choose to review your foreign language skills prior to taking the test, please feel free to do so.

If you have never taken a foreign language, or for some reason wish to start at the basic level of a foreign language, you do not have to take the foreign language placement test. Simply let the Foreign Language Proctor know your wishes when you meet with him or her. We offer placement tests in Spanish, French, German, and Latin.

UDM Nursing Students: You are not required to take a foreign language; therefore, you will not need to take the foreign language placement test unless you choose to continue study in a foreign language. You will be required to take a math placement test.


After lunch there is an optional technology placement test for Aquinas students. There is a $15 charge to take this test. By taking this exam, you have the opportunity to test out of 1-3 of the Technology Gen-ed requirements. Note: Certain majors require mastery of these technology courses and may require you to take the classes anyway.


UDM Nursing Students: You will be required to take a chemistry placement test after lunch.