Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why am I being asked to take this test? 
A: The results of this test will help place you in courses for which you are best prepared. Therefore, this test should be taken seriously.

Q: Is this an admissions test? 
A: No. This is not an admissions exam. In fact, you will not take the test until you have been admitted to NJCU.

Q: What are basic skills courses? 
A: Basic skills courses will provide background work that will increase your potential for success in college. These courses will not count toward graduation. They are prerequisites for taking college level courses.

Q: I have taken other standardized placement tests. Is this test still necessary? 
A: If you have taken the Accuplacer exam at another institution in New Jersey within the last three years, you may be exempt from certain portions of the placement exam. Please call or email us to see what you need to do before you enroll for classes at NJCU.

Q: I am not sure if I am required to take the test. What should I do? 
A: Please call us at (201) 200-3305.

Q: How do I prepare for the test? 
A: While the goal of the test is to assess your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, a review of Mathematics and basic English concepts would help refresh those skills, particularly if you have not used them for awhile.

Q: Will I have to pay a fee to take the test? 
A: There is no fee for the placement test.

Q: Where do I take the test? 
A: The test is located in Grossnickle Hall, room 215.

Q: How do I find out how I did on the test? 
A: Your test results will be available immediatley upon your completing the test.