Placement Testing - Please Read Carfefully May 19, 2021

First-Years (FYs),

You will receive important messages in the next few weeks with details about summer advising and registration.  For now, we encourage you to review the links below carefully and if you need to complete a placement test for a world language or math, please do so as soon as possible. 

World Language Placement:  The guidance for all world languages offered at W&L is at  If you wish to continue a language you have taken previously, you will need to do a placement test – otherwise, you do not need to do a world language placement test. 

Math Placement:  The guidance for math is at  If you have completed at least a half-year of calculus AND have NOT taken either of the AP calculus exams (Calculus AB or BC) AND do NOT have IB credit or calculus transfer credit AND wish to be placed in a higher calculus course, then you should take the placement test – otherwise, you do not need to do a math placement test.

Please note the contacts listed at the links if you have specific questions. 

Thank you,
Dean Rodocker


Jason Rodocker
Associate Dean of Students and
Dean for First-Year Experience
Washington and Lee University
Elrod Commons Room 245
Lexington, VA 24450
phone: (540) 458-8753