Rutgers First-Year Student Testing

Placement Testing Information

Note: You should make every effort to complete the placement test(s) as early as possible. Delaying testing could adversely affect your schedule, as you cannot attend SEBS Academic Planning & Advising Day or selected fall courses until scores have been processed.

Note: No calculators are permitted in the math placement exam. Be prepared to answer math problems in computational skills, algebra 1 & 2, and precalculus. Placement tests cannot be retaken.

Preparing for your Rutgers Placement Tests

In preparation for the math test, we encourage you to review the math you have studied in high school (basic math, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Precalculus). You can also link to course information and syllabi on the math department website. To be placed into Precalculus in your first term at Rutgers, you must demonstrate competence in basic math and Algebra I and II. To be placed into Calculus, you must demonstrate competence in all four areas, including Precalculus.

Rutgers Placement Testing Exemptions

Exemptions Exempt from Rutgers English Placement Test Exempt from Rutgers Math Placement Test
SAT 600 or > Critical Reading SAT score None
ACT 30 or > English ACT score (Not the Essay Score)** None
Junior Year AP Exam
(Senior scores come in too Late to qualify for an exemption)
AP English Lit Score of 4 or 5 (in Junior Year)**
AP English Lang Score of 4 or 5 (in Junior Year)**
AP Calc AB Score of 4 or 5 (in Junior Year)** AP Calc BC Score of 4 or 5 (in Junior Year)**
Associate's Degree Candidates
Receiving A.A. or A.S. degree concurrent with High School Graduation
Contact Dean Richardson to determine exemption. Contact Dean Richardson to determine exemption.

**Documentation required for Exemption--Must send Proof of Exemption (copy of score report) to Dean Richardson--scan and email to or fax to 732-932-8880 to be approved for an exemption.

PLEASE NOTE: Senior year AP/IB exams and college transfer credit does not exempt a SEBS first-yesr student from Rutgers Placement Testing.

When will I find out my Placement Test results?

Two to three weeks after you take the tests your results will be posted on the Rutgers Admissions Enrollment Pathway.