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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.

Who Must Take the Tests

Rowan University requires that the following students take the tests:

  • Full-time and part-time freshmen
  • Non-matriculated students who have not already taken the tests but who register for a course that would result in the accumulation of 12 or more credits
  • Full-time and part-time transfer students who transfer in less than 30 credits and have not received transfer credit for college-level composition and mathematics.

Students will be tested only after they have been admitted to the University. Students who already hold a bachelor's degree need not be tested. Students enrolled in a bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) program will not be tested until they have completed such a program. If you have any questions about taking these tests, call or email the Testing Center at (856) 256-4263 or

Purpose of the Tests

Now that you have been admitted to Rowan University, you will need to take placement tests. These tests are designed to provide information about your skills in the English language and mathematics. The test results will be used, along with other information, to place you in the courses appropriate to your level of preparation. In some cases, those may be non-credit basic skills courses.

What Tests Do I Need to Take?

  1. Reading Comprehension (exempt if SAT Verbal score is 550 or above)
  2. Elementary Algebra (exempt if SAT Math score is 550 or above)
  3. College-Level Mathematics (the following majors only: Biological Science, Business, Computer Science, Chemestry, Mathematics, or Physical Science)