Placement tests and auditions are scheduled over an extended period of time so that you may take more than one. They are important if you intend to continue in any of these areas at any time over the next four years. All levels of ability are encouraged to participate. If you miss a session, please contact the chair of the department offering the tests or auditions.

Available now and online

Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

  • Online Placement Test (approximately 30 minutes to complete) http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/tests/tst_placement_spanish.html.
  • Email your results to Prof. Luis Gonzalez, lmgon@conncoll.edu, prior to Aug. 24.
  • Results: Course placement will be emailed to you directly by Prof. Gonzalez.
  • Please see listing below about time to meet faculty during Orientation. Please note: If you learned Spanish outside of the classroom—for example, if you speak Spanish in your family or your community—email Prof. Jennifer Rudolph, jrudolph@conncoll.edu.
  • Contact: Professor Luis Gonzalez, lmgon@conncoll.edu 

Scheduled during Orientation

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

10:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | LISTED IN ORDER OF START TIMES

Art (Studio)

10 – 10:30 A.M.

Information Session about studio art classes and faculty for any students interested in studio art classes. Cummings 310. 

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Class placement and registration for any student planning on taking a Fall semester art course. Students should bring their real or virtual portfolio, if available, to help find the right class.  Courses selected during this session will be added to the students roster before online registration opens. Cummings 310

Results: Will be given to you during portfolio review. Professor Bailey will submit your course registration for you directly to the registrar.

Contact: Professor Greg Bailey, gabai@conncoll.edu 


Mathematics & Statistics

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 AM

Placement interviews (lasting 5 minutes) will take place during the Academic Fair at the Mathematics & Statistics Table. Strongly recommended for all students planning to take a mathematics course, particularly those planning to take any course in the calculus sequence, or a statistics course.

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Kathy McKeon, kamck@conncoll.edu 


Theater

11:45 AM – 12:30 P.M.

Introductory Workshop for all students interested in enrolling in THE 104: Acting I: Preparation in the Fall or Spring semester. Enrollment in this Core Course is limited, and this workshop is highly recommended for students interested in Theater as a major or minor. Palmer Auditorium, Room 202.

Results: You will be notified by email by Sunday evening about enrollment in THE 104. 

Contact: Professor Ken Prestinizi, kprestin@conncoll.edu 


French

2 – 5 P.M.

For students who have not taken the SAT exam in French or do not have an AP score of 4 or 5:

  • In-person, online placement test. Shain Library, PC Classroom.
  • Results: Will be given to you at the placement test. Faculty from the French department will also be able to discuss your placement during this time.

For students who have taken the SAT exam in French or have a 4 or 5 on the AP test:

Contact: Professor James Austin, jfaus@conncoll.edu 


Arabic Language

3 – 4 P.M.

Placement Interview (lasting 5-10 minutes). During the interview we'll discuss your background in Arabic to determine the appropriate course level for you at Conn. Blaustein 202 (Prof. Zemmahi’s Office).

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Darryl Phillips, dphilli2@conncoll.edu 


Chinese

3 – 4 P.M.

Written placement exam (lasting about 50 minutes), 3rd floor lounge, Woodworth House, home to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

One-on-one oral interview (ca. 10 min), Room 203, Woodworth House (Prof. Tek-wah King’s office).

Results: Will be emailed to you by Sunday evening.

Contact: Professor Tek-wah King, tkin@conncoll.edu 


Computer Science

3 – 4:30 P.M.

Placement test and interviews. New London 208 (Professor of Computer Science Ozgur Izmirli’s Office)

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Gary Parker, parker@conncoll.edu 

 


 

Mathematics & Statistics

3 P.M. – 4:30 PM

Placement interviews (lasting 5 minutes). Strongly recommended for all students planning to take a mathematics course, particularly those planning to take any course in the calculus sequence, or a statistics course. Fanning 313.

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Kathy McKeon, kamck@conncoll.edu 


German

3 – 4 P.M.

Placement test (lasting 1 hour), required of students who did not receive a 4 or 5 on AP or 570+ on ACH and wish to continue German study at Conn. Blaustein 208

Results: Will be emailed to you by Sunday evening.

Contact: Professor Geoffrey Atherton, gath@conncoll.edu 


Latin & Ancient Greek

3 – 4:30 P.M.

Placement Interview (lasting 5-10 minutes). During the interview we'll discuss your background in the language and talk about prior classes that you completed to determine the appropriate course level for you at Conn.Blaustein 324 (Associate Professor of Classics Darryl Phillips’ Office). 

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Darryl Phillips, dphilli2@conncoll.edu 


Italian

3 – 4 P.M.

Placement Test and Interview (10 minutes each). Students enrolling in Elementary Italian (ITL 101) do not need to take a placement test. Students with prior knowledge and study of Italian must take the placement test. Fanning 410 (Professor of Italian Paola Sica’s Office). 

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Paola Sica, psica@conncoll.edu 


Japanese

4 – 5 P.M.

Written Placement Exam (lasting 30 minutes), 1st floor lounge, Woodworth House and Oral Interview (lasting 10 minutes), Room 101 Woodworth House (Prof. Hisae Kobayashi’s Office)

Results: Will be emailed to you by Sunday evening.

Contact: Professor Hisae Kobayashi, hkob@conncoll.edu 


Russian

4 – 5 P.M.

Placement Interview (10 minutes each), Blaustein 310 (Professor of Slavic Studies Andrea Lanoux’s Office)

Results: Will be given to you at interview.

Contact: Professor Andrea Lanoux, alano@conncoll.edu 


Chemistry (Advance General Chemistry Only)

4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

Test is required for enrollment in Advanced General Chemistry, CHM 107. Olin 014

Results: Will be emailed to you by the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Contact: Professor Stan Ching, sschi@conncoll.edu 


Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Luis Gonzalez will be available to answer questions about Spanish placement, or the Hispanic Studies department. Winthrop 205 

Contact: Professor Luis Gonzalez, lmgon@conncoll.edu 

 


PHYSICS

4:30 – 5:45 P.M.

Test is required for enrollment in Advanced General Physics I, PHY 109. Please bring a calculator if you have one. Olin 216 

Assistant Professor of Physics Michael Seifert will be available to answer questions 

Contact:Assistant Professor of Physics Michael Seifert, mseifer1@conncoll.edu 

 


SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

12:15 – 2:45 P.M. | LISTED IN ORDER OF START TIMES

Theater

12:15 – 1 P.M.

Information Session for students interested in any aspect of Theater (performance, tech, classes). Palmer Auditorium, Room 202.

Contact: Professor Ken Prestinizi, kprestin@conncoll.edu 


Music

12:15 – 12:45 P.M.

Information session for students interested in participating in a music ensemble, taking private lessons, or taking a music course. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

12:45 – 2:45 p.m. 

Music theory placement tests (approximately 30 minutes), Cummings 216 (Music Department Office). Highly recommended to help determine the appropriate music theory course.

Results: Will be emailed to you by Sunday evening.

12:45 – 2:45 p.m. 

Individual auditions for private instrumental and vocal lessons (5-10 minutes each). Locations will be posted in the hallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

Results: Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

12:45 – 2:45 pm, Cummings 218

Choir Placement Auditions (Camel Heard and Chorale)

For information on music to prepare for your audition and to sign up for a 10-minute choir placement audition please visit  https://bit.ly/2IrnzPP. Professor Rachel Feldman will take drop-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about our choral ensembles can be found at: http://wordpress.conncoll.edu/choirs/. 

  • Chorale Audition Requirements:
      • Please prepare 16-32 bars of any unaccompanied “classical,” musical theater, or folk song. Happy Birthday is a perfectly OK choice. Memorization is not required. The piano may be used to establish the starting pitch and tonality. You will also be asked to sight-read and to demonstrate your pitch memory.
    • Camel Heard Audition Requirements:
      • Please prepare an unaccompanied “classical” solo of your choosing that is 1 minute in length and your voice part of the following arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner  http://wordpress.conncoll.edu/choirs/auditions-2/. (Note: If you sing first soprano or first tenor, please learn the second soprano/second tenor part. If you sing alto, please learn the second alto part.) You will also be asked to vocalize and sight-read a short excerpt. All singers invited to Camel Heard callbacks must attend on Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:15-5:45 p.m. (Those who audition for Camel Heard will automatically be considered for Chorale.)

    Results: Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    Contact: Professor Midge Thomas, metho@conncoll.edu 


    Dance

    1:15 – 2:45 P.M.

    Introduction to Dance Department Class. Come ready to dance and find out what classes you can register for in your first semester at Conn. Myers Studio, 3rd floor, Cro

     


     

    MONDAY, AUGUST 26

    12 NOON – 2:00 P.M. | LISTED IN ORDER OF START TIMES

    Music

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    Individual auditions for private instrumental and vocal lessons for students unable to audition on Saturday (5-10 minutes each). Locations will be posted in the hallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

    Results:Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    Orchestra auditions (5-10 minutes each). Bring a short prepared piece of your choice that you are comfortable playing (approximately 3-4 minutes in length). You will also be asked to play one or two major scales and arpeggios. Location will be posted in the hallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

    Results:Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    New Music Ensemble auditions (5-10 minutes each). The New Music Ensemble invites instrumentalists and vocalists who are interested in performing contemporary classical music to audition. Please prepare a brief excerpt of a piece of your choice. Location will be posted in the hallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

    Results:Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    Concert Band auditions (5-10 minutes each). Please have a short prepared solo or etude (of your choice) for the audition. You will also be asked to play a scale or two to determine your comfortable instrumental range for seating assignment.Location will be posted in the hallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

    Results:Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    Jazz Ensemble auditions (5-10 minutes each). Please have a standard jazz tune (Real Book, etc) that will demonstrate your musical knowledge of the genre as an instrumentalist. For the vocal audition, please have a jazz standard of your choice that you can sing unaccompanied, demonstrating your range, vocal quality, pitch, and knowledge of the genre. As with all of our ensembles, reading musical notation is absolutely essential.Location will be posted in thehallway outside of Cummings 216 (Music Department Office).

    Results:Will be given to you immediately following the audition.

    Contact: Professor Midge Thomas, metho@conncoll.edu