Who must take Accuplacer?

All new degree students must take the Basic Skills Accuplacer Placement Test which includes measurements of reading, writing and mathematics. This test is designed to assure that students are ready to perform college-ready work. Waivers of testing are available to students under the following provisions:

Full Test Waiver (you will not have to take the test)

You have completed at least 24 college level credits with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited college. These 24 credits must include English Composition and a mathematics course higher than Elementary Algebra.

You have taken the Accuplacer test at another New Jersey college.

You have at least a four-year degree from an accredited college

Partial Test Waiver (you only need to take part of the test)

1. You have taken the SAT test and have scored as follows (as of 9/1/07):

a) Critical Reading score of 540 or higher will waive both the Writing and Reading tests

b) Quantitative score of 530 or higher will waive both the Computation and Algebra tests

2. You have credits from another college that do not meet the full guidelines of the full test waiver category above. You MAY qualify for a partial waiver. An individual assessment must be made.

3. Non-native speakers of English may be eligible for a test waiver. Visit the Admissions Office for a waiver.

4. Persons 65 years of age and older may be eligible for a test waiver. Visit the Admissions Office for a waiver.

Those wishing to waive on the basis of previous credits must provide an unofficial or official transcript or a college diploma.

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