Admission into the theory sequence is by examination only. Undergraduate Theory Placement tests are held in conjunction with orientation sessions of the Steinhardt School throughout the summer as well as at the beginning of each term, and at the beginning of Fall and Spring preregistration periods. Advance sign-up is not required. It is highly recommended that you take the placement exams as early as possible, with June and July preferable to August. The reason for this is that many classes FILL prior to the August placement exam.