Placement tests are required for all first-year and transfer students who are not transferring a credit-bearing, college-level course in Math and/or English.
As a newly admitted student, you are required to take certain Placement Tests in order to progress through the next steps (this will be indicated on your transfer evaluation). These tests are designed to assess your mastery of certain basic skills and to point out your particular strengths and weaknesses, as well as to assist in designing a program of study for you. The results of these tests will not affect your admission to the university, but they are very important in determining which courses you will take during your first semester at Rutgers.
Students who are enrolled in a college level Math and/or English course at the time of admission may meet the exemption requirements for Math and/or English Placement Test(s). In order for our office to make that determination, please ensure that you have submitted your updated official transcript as soon as the semester is concluded.