The Center for First Year Students offers 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) and/or chemistry (General Chemistry) depending on their major department standards. 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 courses aforementioned will be required to take placement test. The English placement test is a computer based writing evaluation called Criterion® which is a web-based application that evaluates a student's writing skills. Students draft and submit two essays based on prompts determined by the Humanities Department that will take approximately one (1) hour to complete. The mathematics placement tests is a computer-based test called Maplesoft that consists of three sections, Basic Algebra, Advance Algebra and Trigonometry, and will take approximately two (2) hours to complete. The chemistry placement test is a manual exam called the Toledo Chemistry Placement Test that contains topics in: general Mathematics, general chemical knowledge and specific chemical knowledge and takes approximately fifty-five (55) minutes to complete. The results of these tests will be used to determine your first semester course(s).
Please Note: If you require accommodations for a disability during testing, it is essential that you contact Dr. Phyllis Bolling at (973) 596-3414 to submit the appropriate documentation of your disability and make arrangements for testing.