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Testing Services

Placement Test Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​Q: Can I be exempt from taking the placement test?

A: Please visit the Exemption Criteria​ page for more information.

Q: Wh​at if a student has vision, hearing, or mobility issues and needs to request accessibility accommodations?

A: Individuals with physical disabilities who may need accessibility accommodations should contact the RCSJ Department of Special Services to request accessibility accommodations.
Since the Placement Test is untimed, students who qualify for an extra time accommodation do not need to make special arrangements to take the Placement Test.

Q: Can I take the Accuplacer remotely?

​A: Yes. While RCSJ encourages students to test on campus, students may test remotely through Examity. Examity is an approved online proctoring provider for the Accuplacer that gives students the flexibility to take exams remotely, 24/7. Please visit the Remote Accuplacer​ page to learn more.

Q: How can I prepare for the test?

​A: Please visit the Test Prep page for videos and practice websites.

Q: Why do we need to take the test?

A:The test provides a current assessment of your basic skills. Your test results will determine course placement.

Q: What is on the test?

A: Rowan College uses the Accuplacer Placement Test developed by CollegeBoard(TM). It assesses your skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

Q: When may I take the test?

A: The test is available continually throughout the year. Check the Placement Test page for scheduling. Students should take the  Placement Test after admission to the College but prior to course registration. 

Q: Do I have to pay for the placement test?

A: No, there is no fee for admitted Rowan College students.

Q: How long is the test?

A: The test is not timed, but allow a 3.5 hour time period to complete the test.

Q: What do I need to bring when I take the test?

A: On test day, remember to leave your cell phone in your car and please bring your Rowan College ID or a Photo ID (license, etc.)

Q: How do I obtain my results?

A: Your results will be available immediately after you complete the test. you can also access your Accuplacer score report at​ by clicking "Information for Students. 

Q: May I retake the test?

A: Rowan College allows students whose scores fall below college level in one or more skill areas to retake (challenge) the placement test. Please visit the bottom of the Placement Test page for information on how to challenge the Placement test. 

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