Math and Physics Placement Diagnostics
The Placement Diagnostics for Math and Physics opened on August 1. If you are considering taking Math and/or Physics this year, you should take the diagnostics by August 31 for guidance on which course(s) would be best for you to begin with at Stanford.
For access to the diagnostics and detailed guidance from the departments, see
Because the placement assessments open before the course listings for the upcoming year are published, incoming students are often unsure whether to take any of the diagnostics/tests. Our recommendation is to take them! Take them, even if you have no idea what courses you might enroll in this fall. Your results will provide you useful information that you can bring to your advising meeting with your academic advisor. These placement results are private and used only for course placement purposes; they do not appear on your transcript. Moreover, taking the diagnostic/test does not commit you to enrolling in the recommended course; it just gives you more options when course enrollment opens.