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Rutgers Placement Testing

These tests are designed to provide information about your skills and test results will be used to help place you in the courses appropriate for your level of preparation. These tests are important to your success at Rutgers, so please take them seriously and do your best independent work. This will ensure that you begin studying at the right level to succeed in your classes. In some cases, those may be noncredit, developmental courses. Because these tests are used to determine your classes, careful preparation and review is highly suggested. A Placement Testing Information Bulletin (PDF) is available online. This resource contains examples of strong and weak essay responses and sample math problems. It is essential to review the math formulas because NO CALCULATORS will be allowed on the math exam.

All required placement tests must be completed before you can attend Academic Planning & Advising Day and register for classes at Rutgers. We highly recommended early placement testing for all students. Students who complete placement tests by the end of June will have better access to desired classes and laboratories; and will have a much smoother transition into Rutgers.

Completing Placement Testing

See Testing & Placement for placement testing information for all Rutgers–New Brunswick students. Test are administered online and can be completed from home or in a quiet environment that has a reliable internet connection. Please complete your placement tests as early as possible, so that your results are available before you meet with an advisor.

Placement Testing Exemptions

Exemptions Exempt from Rutgers English Placement Test Exempt from Rutgers Math Placement Test
SAT ≥ 650 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing SAT score No Exemptions
ACT ≥ 28 EACT Reading score (Not the Essay score)** No Exemptions
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)**

**Documentation required for Exemption: Must send Proof of Exemption (copy of score report or College Transcript with grade posted) to Dean Richardson (fax 732-932-8880 or scan and email to to be approved for an exemption. Official AP Score reports must also be sent electronically to Rutgers–New Brunswick (CEEB Code# 002765) directly from the College Board. Here is the link to the AP Central website:

Information for Students Seeking Testing Accommodations

If you need testing accommodations (e.g., extra time, reader, scribe), please register with the Office of Disability Services and receive approval for the accommodations requested before testing. Please visit this link to apply for services.

All accommodations are serviced through the Rutgers Office of Disability Services. You will need to complete the online Registration Form, schedule an intake interview, and upload your documentation to the website, email it to, fax it to Fax #: 732-932-1755, or bring it to your intake appointment.