Placement tests are administered to incoming students admitted to
the Newark College of Arts and Sciences to evaluate their proficiency in
mathematics and English Composition prior to course enrollment. Exemptions from
placement testing occurs only in the following cases:
English Composition Exam Exemptions
- First-year students who receive a score of 580 or above on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam will be placed into English Composition 101.
- First-year students who receive a score of 26 or above on the ACT exam will be placed into English Composition 101.
- First-year students who are enrolled in the Honors College register through the Honors College to take Honors Composition 103.
- First-year students who score a 4 or 5
on the AP English Language and Composition Exam will be
placed into English Composition 101. Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition exam will receive credit for English Composition 101, unless students have already received English Composition 101 credit by receiving a 4 or 5 on the English Language and Composition exam. In this case, the AP English Literature and Composition will be accepted for English Composition 102. NOTE:
Rutgers University-Newark has not received your AP placement scores, you MUST
still complete the English placement exam.
Mathematics Exam Exemptions
- A score of 4 or 5 on the AP/AB series
(Calculus I) or AP/BC series (Calculus II). NOTE: If
Rutgers University-Newark has not received your AP placement scores, you MUST still
complete the mathematics placement exam.
In addition, transfer students who have completed at least one
college-level mathematics course at or above the level of college algebra may
be exempt from placement testing in mathematics, and those who have completed
at least one college-level composition course may be exempt from placement
testing in writing. All other entering students must take a placement test in
mathematics and writing before they may register for courses. For more
information visit https://sasn.rutgers.edu/student-support/accepted-students/new-student-placement-testing.
Exemptions for students earning advanced placement (AP) credit are
granted only after official reports from the testing organizations have been
received by Rutgers and evaluated for credit. Those wishing to register before
the official reports are sent will have their placements adjusted once the
reports are received and evaluated. Additional information on placement testing and registration can be
found at https://sasn.rutgers.edu/student-support/accepted-students/new-student-placement-testing. Students residing more than 200 miles from campus may be
eligible for off-site placement testing. Please contact the Office of Academic
Services for information about remote placement testing or visit https://sasn.rutgers.edu/student-support/accepted-students/new-student-placement-testing.