Placement Testing for First Year Students

Placement Testing for First Year Students

he Center for Student Success administers the math placement test to all incoming first year students. This required test is essential in determining your first math course as well as related courses that you will take during your first semester.  (Please Note:  Students, who have proof of acceptable advance placement scores and college level credit for Calculus 1 prior to testing, will be exempt from taking the math placement test.) 

All incoming freshmen are required to take the mathematics computer based placement test.  The test consists of three sections, Basic Algebra, Advance Algebra and Trigonometry, and will take approximately two hours to complete. The results of this test will be used to determine your first semester mathematics course, therefore, preparation for the test is essential.  We strongly recommend that you prepare for the test by reviewing the various subject areas on the test. For sample and practice questions, click HERE.

Early placement testing are offered in March and April. Students who participate in early placement testing will have the benefit of knowing their test results, as well as have the time to study and retest if necessary. In May, students are notified by mail of their math placement test date and must confirm attendance to reserve seat. (Calculators are not permitted during the test.) 

Please Note:  If you require accommodations under the American Disabilities Act, please contact Ms. Margo Gilchrist at (973) 596-8389 for a referral to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS).

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