The university requires that all new students not transferring in college level English or math take placement tests before academic advising. This ensures that students are placed in courses commensurate with their academic abilities. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online through the Placement Testing Center or by calling (219) 980-6830. Students who have had four years of a foreign language in high school are encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement Test. Tests are offered in French, German, and Spanish and permit the awarding of advanced and special credit. There is a $12 fee for each test.