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Exemptions from Accuplacer Placement Testing

Exemptions from Accuplacer Placement Testing


  • Fill out and submit the Request for Waiver of the Placement Test Form to Placement and Assessment. Please submit the waiver form at least two days before taking your placement exam.
  • If applying for federal or state financial aid you may be required to prove "ability to benefit" (ATB) through applicable sections of the Accuplacer® assessment tests even if you would otherwise be exempt.
  • Early Admit and GED applicants must take the Assessment Test.
  • Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs have additional specific exam requirements, please contact these programs for more information. 
    • Nursing 845-574-4474
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant 845-574-4436

Exemption criteria

  • Transfer students may be exempted after review of official transcripts demonstrating proof of completing college-level math or English composition courses with a grade of “C” or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. Exemptions are based on both a review of your college records and the specific degree program you are pursuing. Official transcript sent to Records & Registration for review.  
    Call 845-574-4596, for additional information.
  • Recently taken the Accuplacer® assessment at a college or university within the last two years. We must receive the scores directly from your school. The scores can be faxed to Placement and Assessment. Scores are subject to approval.
    Fax to: 845-574-4397.
  • Exemptions by Test Score
    Official copies of test scores submitted to Admissions. Test scores are valid for three years from the test date.

Test Scores Required for Exemption

English Exemption

Critical Reading 480
Critical Reading 590 (Honors Program)
Writing 590 (Honors Program)

English 20
English 25 (Honors Program)

NYS Regents
English 75
English 80 (Honors Program)


Math Exemption

SAT Math - 570
SAT Math - 590 (Honors Program)
ACT Math - 23

NYS Regents
Algebra 2 / Trigonometry - 90

A grade of 80 or higher in a high school Calculus course

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