It is not necessary to retake the Writing Exam, neither is it required for you to retake any of the other exams. However, if you feel it would be helpful to retake either the Math Exam or a Language Exam, you may do so. Students will have the opportunity to consult with both Math and Language Advisers to discuss time away from these subjects and course recommendations.
Students are only eligible to take a Language Exam once for the purposes of fulfilling the language requirement....
If you would like to request to take a language exam that is currently not offered to determine whether your knowledge is sufficient such that you have fulfilled the language requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All incoming first-year students are required to complete the Writing and Math exams, regardless of scores on AP, IB, or SAT II exams. All first-year students interested in studying the sciences are strongly encouraged to take the chemistry and biology placement exams. AP, IB, or SAT II scores may be used to fulfill the Language Requirement, but placement recommendations are made based on the results of the language placement exams.
Students are expected to take the Writing and Math exams during the available dates. In exceptional circumstances, students with legitimate unavoidable conflicts may receive extensions. To petition for an alternate period, please go to the Online Placement Exams Registration (OPER) application.
Yes, students who have not fulfilled the language requirement with an AP, IB, or SAT II score may take an appropriate Harvard language placement exam. Students earning a score of 600 or higher on the online language placement exam must also take a proctored verification exam. To fulfill the language requirement, you must earn a passing score on the verification exam.
If you experience computer problems while taking an exam, restart your computer and login to the exam again, checking the box labeled show list of any unfinished assessments. If you continue to have problems, contact email@example.com. Emails sent after business hours or over the weekend are typically answered on the next business day.