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Placement Testing

For all incoming students, to place you in the classes that will contribute to success in your studies here at Dominican, the Academic Advising and Achievement Center administers placement tests in English, Math, and Chemistry.


You may not be able to register for classes until you have taken your placement tests.

All tests except Chemistry are administered in a computer-based format. For information about the tests and to access downloadable forms (pdfs), please click the appropriate links on the left.

For questions regarding placement testing, please contact Kristen Coleman at or 415-257-0153.

If you are unable to take your placement tests at Dominican, access information about testing off campus.

If you have a documented disability and need accommodations for testing, contact Todd Herriott at, 415-257-0187, or TTY: 415-482-1975.

Placement Testing Information

For Freshmen Only

To begin the process of placement testing, you will receive the following: a welcome letter, the First Semester Pre-Registration form, and an information sheet with Frequently Asked Questions about your first semester at Dominican. If you are interested in applying to the Honors Program, click here. If you are unsure of your major, click here for information about the Vision Quest Program.

After your placement tests, an academic advisor will schedule your Fall 2014 classes. Your schedule will be mailed to you during the summer

For Transfer Students Only

After your placement tests, you will need to meet with your academic advisor.

If you have not yet chosen a major (Undeclared), please contact:  Christina Mayes, First Year Advisor at 415-458-3781 or via e-mail at

If you do not know who your advisor is, please e-mail

After you and your advisor have agreed on your coursework and have completed and signed your Registration Form, you will need to take it to the Office of the Registrar in Bertrand 108, where you will register for classes. The Registrar’s Office is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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