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The test for placement in Reading and Math is Accuplacer, a computer adaptive test administered at the University. Writing placement is determined by the SAT writing score.
What tests do I need to take?
Incoming freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits are required to take Basic Skills Reading and Math placement tests. Your test results will be used to place you in the courses appropriate to your level of preparation. In some cases, the appropriate courses may be non-credit Basic Skills courses. Additionally, placement testing for College Level Math is required prior to taking Calculus and is mandatory for the following majors: Computer Science, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and all Rohrer College of Business majors.
Classes that have not yet been completed cannot be considered for exemption. If you have a question regarding your exemptions, please email email@example.com.
When and where do I take the placement tests?
Placement tests are administered at the Testing Center on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall.
You can walk-in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 10 and June 11. After June 11, you will need to contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org). Orientation dates are not available for appointments. Appointments for other specific dates are subject to availability. Testing Services is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Can I complete testing from home?
You can complete your placement testing from home in 4 easy steps!
ATTENTION! STEPS 1 & 2 MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT WITH A VIRTUAL PROCTOR.
Please complete each step in the order specified below:
Step 1: Email email@example.com with your first name, last name, student ID#, and birth date to request an ACCUPLACER Test Voucher. Once your information has been received, an ACCUPLACER Test Voucher will be generated and sent to your Rowan student email within 5 business days.
Step 2: Check your Rowan student email for your ACCUPLACER Test Voucher. You can expect to receive your ACCUPLACER Test Voucher within 5 business days of your request. DO NOT continue to Step 3 until you have received your ACCUPLACER Test Voucher. You will need to enter the voucher # when you schedule the appointment for your test. A valid ACCUPLACER Test Voucher is required to ensure access to the test on the date and time of your appointment.
Step 3: After you have received your ACCUPLACER Test Voucher, you may pay the online proctoring service the $25 fee and schedule an appointment with a proctor at this website: http://accuplacerlive.onlineproctornow.com/. This step cannot be completed until you have received your ACCUPLACER Test Voucher. Please note: after you have paid the proctoring fee to the online proctoring service, you will be provided with a receipt #. Please make note of this number. Failure to record your receipt # could result in a lost proctoring fee.
Step 4: Check your Rowan student email for an explanation of your ACCUPLACER Score Report and course placement. Within 14 business days of completing the placement test(s) you will receive an explanation of your score report and course placement. If your course placement requires you to register for a class, an advisor can help you adjust your schedule. Assistance with your fall course schedule will be offered at orientation. If you complete placement testing after attending orientation, you will need to contact your advisor for assistance.
How long are the placements tests?
The ACCUPLACER tests are untimed. You can plan to test for at least 30-45 minutes per placement test. However, it is possible that the placement tests could take you less or more time than this estimate.
What do I need to bring?
You will be asked to present a photo ID and you are welcome to use your own calculator. Scratch paper, pencils, and calculators are available at the Testing Center.
Should I prepare for the test?
You should be prepared to demonstrate, to the best of your ability, your skills and knowledge in Reading and Math. Preparation should not be focused on learning new material, but on reviewing the material you have already learned. Your test results will be used to place you in the courses appropriate to your level of preparation. In some cases, the appropriate courses may be non-credit Basic Skills courses.
How can I prepare for the test?
What if I have already taken the ACCUPLACER tests?
If you have already taken the required ACCUPLACER tests, you are welcome to ask the Testing Center where you took the ACCUPLACER tests to transfer your scores to Rowan University. Your score report can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 856-256-4438.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to help!
Can I retake my placement test?
If you feel that the course placement that you received is not representative of your ability, you may challenge your placement by re-taking the placement test or tests. There is a $25 fee for each placement test that is retaken. An appointment is required and can be requested by emailing email@example.com. All appointments for challenges will be scheduled after May 30th.
Testing Services is a division of Strategic Enrollment Management and offers the following services: testing accommodations for students registered with Disability Resources, Basic Skills placement testing and progress tracking, CLEP examinations, the Miller Analogies Test, and proctoring for long-distance learners. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.