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Exemptions from Accuplacer Placement Testing

Exemptions from Accuplacer Placement Testing

Requirements

  • 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. Note: Test scores must include your first and last name.
  • 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 HSE (formerly 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. The subtests used for course placement are Writeplacer, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Elementary Algebra, College Level Mathematics or Arithmetic. 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.

English Exemption

Students may meet the college waiver requirement by documenting any one of the following:

  • SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section score of 480 or higher
  • ACT English score of 20 or higher
  • NY State English Regents score of 75 or higher

 

Math Exemption

Students may meet the college waiver requirement by documenting any one of the following:

  • SAT Math score of 570 or higher
  • ACT Math score of 23 or higher
  • NY State Math Regents Algebra II score of 85 or higher
  • Score of 85 or higher in a high school Pre-Calculus course
  • Score of 80 or higher in a high school Calculus course
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