Placement Test for Transfer Students

he 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), and Mathematics (Pre-Calculus or Calculus I) 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 receive transfer credits for the first years courses in Humanities/ English (HUM 101) and mathematics (Pre-Calculus or Calculus) are required to take a computer based placement test. The the Humanities Department utilizes a writing evaluation called Criterion which requires students to submit two timed essays based on specified topics that will take approximately one (1) hour to complete. The Department of Mathematics utilizes Maplesoft (the math placement test suite) 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. (For math preparation materials, click here.)

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).

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