Online Placement Exams Authorization


Students will not be able to access the exam website until the exams open. For information on exam dates, please visit the Exam Schedule.

If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student and have recently accepted admission, it will take a few days for you to be set up to take the Online Placement Exams. You will want to get set up with IT at Harvard by visiting if you have not already done so. 

If you are an upperclass or GSAS student, please make sure you have signed up to take the exam in OPER. It will take approximately 2 business days after you register before you can take the exam.  

If you are a non-FAS graduate student, you will need to be registered to take the exam. Please contact to request access. 

For more information about Harvard College Placement Exams please go to or contact

If you feel you are being denied access in error, please send an email the HUIT Help Desk at with the time and date that you attempted access.