WQLRA and Placement Information 2022-2023

The Williams Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (WQLRA) is required of all students.  This assessment is NOT an exam.  Your results will simply help us advise you on paths to completing Williams’ Quantitative and Formal Reasoning requirement and explore your desired major.


Online Placement Information
Biology required to place out of Biology 101 and/or Biology 102. This will occur in person during First Days on Monday, September 5, 2:00pm-4:00 pm in Room TBL 112.
Chinese required to continue Chinese language begun in high school. Students can self-enroll in the online GLOW evaluation site and can complete the evaluation process any time during the pre-registration or registration period.
French Placement Information
German required to continue German language begun in high school. Contact Prof. Newman, [email protected]
Japanese required to continue Japanese language begun in high school. Students who would like to complete the placement evaluation should contact Professor Kasumi Yamamoto, [email protected] any time during the pre-registration or registration period.

In-person Placement Sessions:
Monday, September 5 at 2:00pm, Bernhard Rm 30
Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00am, Bernhard Rm 30
Music Open House and Audition Information
Physics required to place out of Physics 141.
preferred completion date: 8/21
Economics  This assessment is only for those with prior background in economics (e.g., high school courses, AP or IB exams, etc.). The assessment is now available online; if you have prior economics background, please complete it as soon as possible. See our website for more information on whether and how to take the placement assessment.
Ballet Placement Class  
In the Fall semester, two levels of ballet technique will be offered:  Beginner (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:20-12:35)
and Intermediate/Advanced (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00-12:15).  Both levels may be taken for 2 PE credits or
for partial academic credit (note: partial academic credit doesn’t go toward your required number for graduation,
but it does appear on your final transcript).  For students in either level who wish to receive FULL
academic credit, see DANC 207 ReReading/Righting Ballet History in the course catalog for more
information; just note that for the full credit, students also meet a 3rd time, Wednesdays 2:10-3:00);
Advanced students have another FULL academic credit option, see DANC 305 Advanced Ballet
Technique and Performance in the course catalog for more information; note that for the full credit,
students meet MWF 11:00-12:50.  For any of the above options (PE, partial academic credit, or DANC 207)
beginner students do NOT need to be placed.  The placement class is mandatory for
Intermediate/Advanced dancers who wish to place out of the Beginner level.
The placement class will be held on Monday, September 5 from 2:00-3:15pm in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance dance studio, on the second floor.  Please contact Janine Parker at [email protected] for more details.
Chemistry Placement Information
Due July 15
Spanish required to continue Spanish language begun in high school.

Placement Information

Sunday, August 28, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, August 29, 10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 30, 6:00pm-9:00pm