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Placement Testing

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.

Basic Skills Reading is assessed by the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Test.
You are exempt from this test if you have a SAT Verbal (Critical Reading) score of 550 or greater, an ACT Reading score of 25 or greater, or successfully transferred a college level English course.

Basic Skills Math is assessed by the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra test.
You are exempt from this test if you have a SAT Math score of 550 or greater, an ACT Math score of 25 or greater, or successfully transferred a college level Math course.

College Level Math is assessed by the ACCUPLACER College Level Math test.
You are exempt from this test if you have been accepted to the College of Engineering, successfully transferred a college level Precalculus or Calculus course, or have earned a grade of “C-” or greater in AP Calculus (you must provide your high school transcript to the Math department prior to May 5, 2014 in order to receive this exemption).

Classes that have not yet been completed cannot be considered for exemption. If you have a question regarding your exemptions, please email testingservices@rowan.edu.

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 (testingservices@rowan.edu). 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 follow all of the instructions provided by Rowan University and by the Virtual Proctor. Failure to do so could result in the interruption or cancellation of your exam.

Please complete each step in the order specified below:

Step 1:  Email testingservices@rowan.edu 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.

 

Rowan University – Glassboro Campus

Virtual Proctoring – at home

Do I need to sign-up for a specific date or schedule an appointment?

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. 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.

Yes, an appointment must be scheduled. Appointments are available 24/7.

Is there a fee?

No.

Yes, a proctoring fee of $25 must be paid to BVirtual by credit/debit card at the time the appointment is scheduled. Rowan University is not the recipient of this fee.

How long is the test?

All tests are untimed.

You will have a total of 3 hours to complete all required placement tests. This amount of time will be more than sufficient for most students.

What aids are allowed?

Calculator, scratch paper, and writing utensil.

Calculator, scratch paper, and writing utensil.

When will I receive my score report?

Immediately.

Immediately.

When will I receive an explanation of my score report and course placement?

Immediately.

Within 14 business days of completing the placement test(s) you will receive an explanation of your score report and course placement. To ensure confidentiality, this information will be emailed to your Rowan student email account.

Can I challenge my course placement?

Yes, you may retake any placement test at Rowan University’s Testing Center for a fee of $25 per test to be paid by cash or check to Rowan University.

No, you may not challenge your course placement via Virtual Proctoring. However, you may retake any placement test at Rowan University’s Testing Center for a fee of $25 per test to be paid by cash or check to Rowan University.

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?

More information about each of the ACCUPLACER tests can be found here: http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer

The following websites may be helpful for reviewing algebra:

 

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 testingservices@rowan.edu 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 testingservices@rowan.edu. 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 testingservices@rowan.edu.