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Placement Testing

CONTACT INFO:  If you have any other questions about Placement Testing, please email testingservices@rowan.edu.


What if I am exempt?

Exemptions are based on your current academic record at Rowan University. It is not necessary to notify Testing Services that you are exempt from one or more tests. However, you are welcome to ask Testing Services to verify your exemptions by emailing testingservices@rowan.edu from your Rowan student email account. Please include your Banner ID# with your request.

What tests do I need to take?

All incoming freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits are required to take:

Basic Skills ReadingACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
Exemptions

  • 550 or better for SAT Critical Reading
  • 24 or better for ACT Reading
  • Successful transfer of a college level English Literature course

Basic Skills MathACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
Exemptions

  • 550 or better for SAT Math
  • 24 or better for ACT Math
  • Successful transfer of a college level Math course

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 that do not apply to graduation requirements.


Students with a major of Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, and all Rohrer College of Business majors are also required to take:
College Level MathACCUPLACER College Level Math
Exemptions

  • 600 or better for SAT Math
  • 27 or better for ACT Math
  • Successful transfer of a college level Precalculus or Calculus course

Your test results will be used to place you in the course appropriate to your level of preparation for calculus. All placements are credit-bearing college level courses.


When and where do I take the placement tests?
Placement tests are taken at-home. You must register for placement testing by May 29 and complete your placement tests by June 5th. This deadline was extended from May 15th.

To register for your placement testing:

STEP 0:  Confirm enrollment.

STEP 1: Test your system here:  http://onlineproctornow.com/accuplacer/?cid=2. If your system passes, please continue to step 2. If your system does not pass, you cannot take your placement tests from home. Click Here to schedule an appointment to take your placement tests on-campus at Rowan University’s Testing Center.

STEP 2: Email your student ID#, first name, last name, and birth date to testingservices@rowan.edu.

STEP 3: Check your Rowan student email for your ACCUPLACER test voucher. You can expect to receive your ACCUPLACER test voucher, scheduling instructions, and a course placement brochure within 5 business days.

STEP 4: Schedule your test with the online proctor. Appointments are available 24/7. To schedule, you will need a debit or credit card to pay the $25 proctor fee. No portion of the proctor fee is collected or received by Rowan University.

If you are not able to take your placement tests at home, a very limited number of appointments are available (between May 18 and June 5) on campus at Rowan University’s Testing Center. Click Here to schedule an appointment to take your placement tests on campus at Rowan University’s Testing Center.


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.


Should I prepare for the tests?
Yes! Preparation should not be focused on learning new material, but on reviewing the material you have already learned.


College Board ACCUPLACER has resources available that can help you with your preparation.

Can I use my calculator?
Yes, you are permitted to use a calculator, scratch paper, and pencil.


What if I have already taken the ACCUPLACER tests?
You can transfer your ACCUPLACER to Rowan University’s Testing Services.

  • Contact the Testing Center where you took the ACCUPLACER tests
  • Ask the Testing Center to email or fax your score report to:
  • Testing Services will send an email to your Rowan student email to confirm your course placement

Can I retake my placement tests?
Yes, you are permitted to retake each placement test once.

  • All Challenge Tests (re-tests) are administered at Rowan University’s Testing Center. An appointment is required. Click here to schedule an appointment for your Challenge Test(s).
  • There is a fee of $28.50 for each test that is re-taken. The fee must be paid by debit or credit card in order to schedule the appointment.
  • The highest score will be used for placement.