UPCOMING TESTING DATES
Placement Testing for Fall 2017 students will start on April 6, 2017.
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Please contact Eleanor Rodriguez at (201)200-3305 if you have any questions.
ACCUPLACER SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (.pdf)
Only study the following sections that are included within the ACCUPLACER document.
WritePlacer Sample Topic (see document page number: 6)
Reading Comprehension Sample Questions (see document page numbers: 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Arithmetic Sample Questions (see document page numbers: 7 and 8)
Elementary Algebra Sample Questions (see document page numbers: 9, 10 and 11)
The answer key is at the end of the ACCUPLACER document.
All incoming freshmen must be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics, unless they are exempt from all or part of this testing due to their SAT scores. The criteria for exemption from testing on the basis of SAT scores is as follows:
Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores of 520 or higher are exempt from the reading portion of the test (i.e., the Reading Comprehension section).
Students with SAT-Writing scores of 520 or higher are exempt from the writing portion of the test (i.e., the Essay section).
Students with SAT-Math scores of 530 or higher are exempt from the Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic sections of the test.
Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores of 520 or higher, SAT-Writing scores of 520 or higher and SAT-Math scores of 530 or higher are exempt from all of the parts of the test indicated above (Reading Comprehension, Essay and Elementary Algebra).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eleanor Rodriguez at (201)200-3305.
Who Must Take This Test?
New Jersey City University requires that the following students take this test:
Full-time and Part-time freshmen.
Full-time and Part-time transfer students who have not received transfer credit for college-level composition and mathematics.
Students who already hold a bachelor's degree do not need to be tested.
Where and When the test is given?
The placement test is given in computer labs throughout campus at New Jersey City University. Times and locations are updated frequently via our web site.
No books, calculators, dictionaries, cell phones, or papers of any kinds are not to be out during the test period. Anyone who gives or receives help during the test, uses notes or papers of any kind, or removes test materials or notes from the room will not be permitted to continue the test. The university will invalidate any test scores if there is any reason to question the validity of the test scores.
Special Arrangements with for Students with Disabilities
If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking the test under standard conditions, you may request special accommodations and arrangements to take it either on a regularly scheduled test date or at a specially scheduled administration. No charge is made for these arrangements. For details, please contact the Testing Center at (201)200-3305.
Computer Placement Test
The placement test assesses a student's skill level in English (Writing), English (Reading), Mathematics (Arithmetic), and Mathematics (Algebra); determining which of the required courses students will take during their first semester at New Jersey City University. This test (ACCUPLACER) was designed by the College Entrance Examination Board to assess student skill level, provide placement, and advisement for students entering two or four-year institutions of higher education. The ACCUPLACER test is presented in a computer-adaptive mode, and test scores are available soon after testing.
Students needing remediation in any of the four skills assessed (writing, reading, computation, and algebra) are placed into Academic Foundations courses. Students demonstrating the need to receive remediation in these particular areas are strongly encouraged to fulfill such requirements during their first semester at NJCU. Your advisor will meet with you to discuss which Academic Foundations courses, if any, you will be required to take.