Testing Services

Testing Services


There are no test dates for the Spring 2018 semester. Dates will be added soon for the Fall 2018 semester.

Please contact Eleanor Rodriguez at 201-200-3305 if you have any questions.




Only study the following sections that are included within the ACCUPLACER document.

  • Arithmetic Sample Questions (see document page numbers: 7 and 8) 
  • Elementary Algebra Sample Questions (see document page numbers: 9, 10 and 11)
  • College-Level Mathematics Sample Questions (see doucment page numbers: 11, 12 and 13)

The answer key is at the end of the ACCUPLACER document.

All incoming freshmen must be tested, unless they are exempt from parts of testing due to their SAT scores.

The criteria for exemption from testing on the basis of SAT scores is as follows:  

English Placement Policy

  • Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores of 520 or higher will be enrolled in ENGL 101 English Composition 1.
  • Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores less than 520 will be enrolled in ENGL 95/101 English Composition 1 ALP.

Mathematics Placement Policy

  • Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP/AB series (Calculus 1) or AP/BC series (Calculus 11) do not have to take any placement test.
  • Students with an SAT-Math score of 530 or higher do not have to take any placement test.
    • These students will be automatically enrolled in either Math 114 Contemporary Math or Math 140 Statistics.
    • This applies to all NJCU students except STEM and Business intended majors.
  • To determine the correct Math placement for STEM and Business intended majors who have an SAT-Math score of 530 or higher, the University now uses a nationally normed placement test (i.e., the Accuplacer) rather than an in-house Math Department placement test.
  • Students with an SAT-Math score of less than 530 are required to take the Accuplacer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eleanor Rodriguez at (201)200-3305.

Who Must Take This Test?
New Jersey City University requires that the following students take this test:

  • Full-time and Part-time freshmen.
  • Full-time and Part-time transfer students who have not received transfer credit for college-level composition and mathematics.

Students who already hold a bachelor's degree do not need to be tested.

Where and When the test is given?
The placement test is given in the computer lab in Karnoutsos Hall room 115 at New Jersey City University. Times are updated frequently via our web site. 

Testing Regulations
No books, calculators, dictionaries, cell phones, or papers of any kinds are not to be out during the test period. Anyone who gives or receives help during the test, uses notes or papers of any kind, or removes test materials or notes from the room will not be permitted to continue the test. The university will invalidate any test scores if there is any reason to question the validity of the test scores.   

Special Arrangements with for Students with Disabilities
If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking the test under standard conditions, you may request special accommodations and arrangements to take it either on a regularly scheduled test date or at a specially scheduled administration. No charge is made for these arrangements. For details, please contact the Testing Center at (201)200-3305.

Computer Placement Test
The placement test assesses a student's skill level in English (Writing), English (Reading), Mathematics (Arithmetic), Mathematics (Algebra) and Mathematics (College-Level Mathematics); determining which of the required courses students will take during their first semester at New Jersey City University. This test (ACCUPLACER) was designed by the College Entrance Examination Board to assess student skill level, provide placement, and advisement for students entering two or four-year institutions of higher education. The ACCUPLACER test is presented in a computer-adaptive mode, and test scores are available soon after testing. 

Skill Deficiency
Students needing remediation in any of the four skills assessed (writing, reading, computation, and algebra) are placed into Academic Foundations courses. Students demonstrating the need to receive remediation in these particular areas are strongly encouraged to fulfill such requirements during their first semester at NJCU. Your advisor will meet with you to discuss which Academic Foundations courses, if any, you will be required to take.