Testing Services

Testing Services


Stay Tuned - Testing and Registration for Fall 2018 will open soon!

Please contact our Testing Center at 201-200-3305 or via email at testing@njcu.edu.




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)

Unless you meet the criteria outlined below, you are required to register and take our placement test.

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.
  • All STEM and Business majors are required to take our placement test.

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 is the placement test 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 kind 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 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.