WQLRA and Placement Exams 2020-2021

The Williams Quantitative 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 EXAMS
Biology required to place out of Biology 101 and/or Biology 102. Exam Information
Chinese required to continue Chinese language begun in high school. Exam Information
French will be administered online between August 6-20. If you’ve had any formal French study before (at any level, for any length of time), you must take the French Placement Test, so we can determine the best level for you here at Williams. The deadline to complete the French Placement Test online is Thursday, August 20, 5PM (EST) Exam Information
German required to continue German language begun in high school.
Japanese required to continue Japanese language begun in high school.
Please contact Prof. Kagaya, the Coordinator of the Japanese Program, to schedule the exam.
Music required to place out of Music 103-104. Exam Information
Physics required to place out of Physics 141.  The deadline to complete is August 13. Exam Information
Economics required for all incoming students planning to enroll in an economics course who studied economics in high school. Students should enroll in ECON 110 unless they received a 5 on the AP Microeconomics or a 6 or 7 on the IB higher economics exams; the Department will adjust enrollment as needed depending on placement exam results. Exam Information
Ballet In fall 2020, two levels of ballet offered will be intermediate and advanced; the placement exam will determine which level is appropriate for you. Beginner Ballet will be offered in the spring. Please contact Janine Parker at [email protected] for access to the pre-recorded placement class.
Chemistry required for all students planning to enroll in an introductory chemistry course. Students are advised to enroll in CHEM 153; the Department will adjust enrollment to either CHEM 151 or CHEM 155 depending on placement test results. Exam Information
Spanish required to continue Spanish language begun in high school. Exam Information