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General Placement Exam Questions 

For questions re: dates, registration, timelines, accessing results, placement exam policies, accommodations, or the Harvard College Language Requirement. 

Office of Undergraduate Education 

Writing Placement Exam Questions

Harvard College Writing Program 

Technical Questions 

For questions re: technical issues.  

Please note that if your computer freezes or crashes while taking the exam, you can be reassured that the exams are designed to auto-save as you progress through the questions. It is likely that you will be able to reopen the exam. If you are unable to access the exams, please refer to Online Placement Exams Authorization information. 

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), 617-495-9000 

HUIT Help Desk Hours 

Exam Submission Questions 

For questions re: the submission of Advanced Placement, SAT II, or IB (HL only) exam score reports. 

FAS Registrar’s Office 

Advising Questions  

Questions about your exam score and course recommendation should be addressed by the specific academic department. You may find advising contacts by department listed below. 


African Languages: 

Dr. Bojana Coulibaly,

American Sign Language:  

Kathryn Davidson,    

Celtic Languages:                                                                                                                              

Mary Violette, 

The Classics:                                                                                                                                        

Latin and Greek (Ancient): Dr. Ivy Livingston,
Greek (Modern): Dr. Calliope Dourou,                                                      

East Asian Languages:  

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese: Rebecca Mahoney,
Literary/Classical Chinese: David Sena,  

Germanic Languages:  

German: Dr. Lisa Parkes,
Scandanavian Languages: Dr. Agnes Broomé, 

Near East Languages:     

Arabic: Nader Uthman,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hebrew (Modern): Irit Aharony,                                                                                                                                                                                          Persian: Mojtaba Ebrahimian:                                                                                                                     
Turkish (Ottoman & Modern): Himmet Taskomur,

Romance Languages:                                                                                                                          

French, Italian, and Portuguese: Nicole Mills,
Spanish: Maria Luisa Parra, 

Slavic Languages 

Steven Clancy, 

South Asian Languages 

Richard Delacy,

Life Sciences

Students interested in concentrating in the Life Sciences are advised to take courses in Life Sciences, chemistry, and mathematics during their first year. Find more information in the Life Sciences Advising Booklet.


Monique Brewster,
Dominic Mao,


Gregg Tucci,


Read the First Year Math Advising page for information on interpreting a math placement score and how to request placement advising over the summer.

Music Theory

Direct music theory questions to