Placement Testing

In preparation to begin your undergraduate education, we ask that you join us on campus twice this spring, once for a series of required placement tests and for an academic planning & advising (APA) program to meet with advisors and select courses for the fall semester. Students should make every attempt to go to one in April or May.  Since placement test results are needed to create your Summer Institute Schedule, you must take your placement tests no later than May 31, 2017.

The Rutgers Placement Tests determine the courses you are eligible to take in English, math and foreign languages. All incoming first-year students at SAS are required to take placement tests, although students with a verbal SAT score of 600+ are exempt from completing the English portion and will automatically be placed into Expository Writing.

The link for placement test information is:

Students in the School of Business and Mason Gross School of the Arts should consult with their Schools for further information.

Placement testing runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. All students should arrive by 8:15 a.m. as testing will begin promptly by 8:30 a.m.

You MUST make a reservation. Beginning on February 1, you can go online to reserve your space for a date of your choice. We recommend that you attend an early date, because late April and May you maybe very busy with your high school senior year activities.

If you have any fluency in a language other than English or if you studied a foreign language in high school, you are required to take the foreign language test – whether you plan to study it in college or not.

Prepare for the test. You could save yourself a semester or more of college math requirements simply by thoroughly reviewing your high school math before taking the placement exam.

If you completed the AP exam in English Lang/Comp or Calculus AB or BC with a score of 4 or 5 in your junior year, you do not have to complete the placement test in that subject, so long as the AP scores are sent to Rutgers.

For more information about placement testing, including sample questions: For other information or questions, please email