Technical Requirements

Make sure you have the right equipment.

Compatible Devices

The online placement tests are known to be compatible with all desktop, laptop and mobile devices. For the best testing experience, students should use desktop or laptop computers to complete an online test.

Desktop
Mobile
Tablet
Laptop

Most tests take 1-2 hours to complete, so be sure that you will have sufficient connectivity and device power to complete the test in one single sitting.

Language Support

If the language of the test you wish to take uses Romanized characters, e.g. French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Swahili, etc., you will not probably not have to worry about whether your computer can view the test. Yet, if you are taking a French, German, Italian, or Spanish exam, you will however need to print out or keep handy an "accent sheet" that describes how to make accented characters (é, à, ñ, etc.).

Desktop PC (with numeric keypad) accent sheet for French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Laptop PC (without numeric keypad) accent sheet for French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Mac accent sheet for French, German, Italian, and Spanish
iPhone / Android accent sheet for French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Alternatively, if you are taking an exam in a language that does not use Romanized characters, but rather a different script, e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, &c., your computer must be able to display web pages in that language. Links to try out the language support of your browser appear below.

Sample Arabic Text
Sample Chinese Text
Sample Japanese Text
Sample Korean Text
Sample Russian Text