First Year Students

Placement Testing for Transfer Students

The Center for First Year Students administers placement testing for all transfer students who do not receive transfer credit for required first year courses in Humanities/ English (HUM 101), Mathematics (Pre-Calculus or Calculus) depending on their major department standards/curriculum. Placement Testing is one of the most important steps is making sure that you register for courses that are academically challenging for your level of preparation.

Transfer students who do not transfer in credits for the Humanities/ English (HUM 101) or Mathematics (Pre-Calculus or Calculus-I) will be required to take a placement test. The English placement test is a computer based writing evaluation that assesses students' writing skills. Students submit two essays based on topics determined by the Humanities Department that will take approximately one (1) hour to complete. The mathematics placement test is a computer-based test that consists of three sections, Basic Algebra, Advance Algebra and Trigonometry, and it takes approximately two (2) hours to complete. The results of these tests will be used to determine your first semester course in Humanities/English and math.

Please Note: If you require accommodations under the American Disabilities Act, please contact Ms. Margo Gilchrist at (973) 596-2981 for a referral to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS).