Contact Us

For general information and questions, contact us at:  placement-help@fas.harvard.edu
 

For questions specific to the Writing exam, contact: expos@fas.harvard.edu
 

For questions about submitting AP, IB, or SAT II tests, contact: placementexams@fas.harvard.edu
 

For technical issues, contact: ithelp@harvard.edu​​​​​​​ | (617) 495-9000

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. 


For questions about placement in a particular academic area you may reach out directly to the area or department. See below for a list of relavant advising contacts.

 

Academic Area and Department Contact Information

Writing

For general information consult the Writing Program's website.

Advising contact:

Advising about Expos Studio 10 will be available during Orientation, and hours will be posted on the Studio 10 page in August. Students may also wish to visit the FAQ page on the Writing Program's website or email expos@fas.harvard.edu.

Resources:

Mathematics

For general information consult the Department of Mathematics website.

Advising contacts:

Drop-in advising information can be found on the Placement Advising page of the Department of Mathematics website.

Life Sciences

For general information consult the Life Sciences Advising Booklet.

Advising Contacts:

Biology, Life Sciences--Monique Brewster mbrewst@fas.harvard.edu

Biology, Life Sciences--Dominic Mao dominicmao@fas.harvard.edu

Chemistry, Life Sciences--Gregg Tucci tucci@fas.harvard.edu

 

African Languages

For general information consult the Department of African Languages website.

Advising contact:

Feven Girmay fevengirmay@fas.harvard.edu

For information not available on the website or if interested in a placement exam contact the Coordinator of the African Language Program Dr. Feven Girmay.

American Sign Language

For general information, consult the Department of Linguistics website. 

For information not available on the website or if you are interested in a placement exam, please contact the Head of ASL courses, Kathryn Davidson, kathryndavidson@fas.harvard.edu

Celtic Languages

For general information consult the Department of Celtic Languages website

Advising contact:

Mary Violette, Department Administrator violette@fas.harvard.edu

The Classics

For general information consult the Department of Classics website.  

Advising contacts: 

Greek (Ancient): Dr. Ivy Livingston livings@g.harvard.edu 

Greek (Modern): Dr. Calliope Dourou dourou@fas.harvard.edu 

Latin: Dr. Ivy Livingston livings@g.harvard.edu 

East Asian Languages

For general information consult the Department of East Asian Languages website

Advising contacts: 

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese: Rebecca Mahoney eal@fas.harvard.edu 

Literary/Classical Chinese: David Sena dsena@fas.harvard.edu

Germanic Languages

For general information consult the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures website.

Advising contacts:

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian advisers can be found here 

Near East Languages (NELC)

For general information consult the websites for both Near East Languages (NELC) and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES).

Advising contacts: 

Arabic (Classical & Modern): William Granara  granara@fas.harvard.edu

Turkish (Ottoman & Modern): Himmet Taskomur  taskomur@fas.harvard.edu 

Hebrew (Modern): Irit Aharony aharony@fas.harvard.edu

Romance Languages

For general information consult the Romance Language & Literature (RLL) website.

Advising contacts:

French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish advisers can be found here 

Placement guidelines are outlined on the RLL website 

Scandinavian Languages

For general information consult the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures website.

Advising contact:

Stephen Mitchell samitch@fas.harvard.edu

Students with prior knowledge of a Scandinavian language should contact Stephen Mitchell for placement. 

Slavic Languages

For general information consult the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures website.

Advising contact:

Steven Clancy sclancy@fas.harvard.edu 

Standard exams offered in: 

Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, Ukrainian

To schedule a placement exam contact Steven Clancy.

South Asian Languages

For general information consult the Department of South Asian Studies website.

Advising contact:

Richard Delacy rdelacy@fas.harvard.edu 

Standard exams offered in: 

Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Napali, Punjabi, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, and Sanskrit. 

Placement exams in other South Asian languages may be offered contingent on finding a qualified examiner.

To schedule a placement exam contact Richard Delacy.