Math Placement

  • All SOU students are required to take a math placement exam in order to enroll in an SOU math course. This test may be waived if a person has qualifying math transfer credits.
  • Here is a study guide to help you prepare for the math placement test.
  • Scheduling in Ashland or online: Click here to find out more about Math Placement online or in Ashland.  
  • Cost: The Math Placement Exam is free to SOU students taking the test for the first time. Successive attempts cost $10.00 that is charged to the student account.
  •  For Non-SOU Students: SOU currently does not offer placement exams for students wishing to attend another university. However, the SOU Testing Center will gladly proctor a student taking a placement exam from another institution.

Foreign Language Placement

In order to enroll in an SOU foreign language course, all SOU students are required to take a foreign language placement exam. French, Spanish, and German foreign language exams can be taken on-line by visiting: To get a password, contact the Foreign Language Department at 541-552-6740.