PLACEMENT TESTING FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Student individual placement levels of reading, writing, and math courses will be determined by the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Computerized Placement Test. Immediately following the placement test students will be advised on their starting points and will have the availability to register for classes. During the advising appointment, students will receive their course placements and other information pertaining to registration. Please click here to schedule a Placement Testing appointment.
Applicants not accepted to Kean University cannot register to take the test.
Please read the information below regarding other additional placement options at Kean University.
Students are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores for acceptance into Kean University. However, all students who have taken the SAT or ACT exams are encouraged to submit official scores to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible in order to support placement in the appropriate college courses.
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
If a high school transcript indicates ESL/ELL courses, students will be required to take the ESL ACCUPLACER placement test.
Please read the section below: Placement for First-Year ESL Students.
Students who have passed Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with a minimum score of 3 or higher may receive college credit for General Education requirements where applicable. Official AP scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at Kean University. For more information about AP credits, click here.
For more information, please contact the Placement Testing Office at email@example.com.
PLACEMENT TESTING FOR FIRST-YEAR ESL STUDENTS
Kean University policy requires that all incoming ESL students take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Computerized Placement Test to assess their skills in writing, reading, language use, and math. In addition to the placement test, an oral interview will be required to determine speaking and listening courses. The ESL placement test is administered on campus and immediately followed by an in-person oral interview with the ESL Program. Please click here to schedule an ESL Placement Test.
It is strongly encouraged that students study for the placement test. Visit ACCUPLACER Resources for Students, where you will find sample test questions.
For further information about ESL placement testing, contact the ESL Office at (908) 737-0420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLACEMENT TESTING FOR EPIC STUDENTS
Students admitted into the EPIC program must take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Computerized Placement Test and will be notified with more detail about this test through their Kean and personal email account.
PLACEMENT TESTING FOR NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS
Placement for incoming transfer students in reading, writing, and math is determined by the transcript evaluation process. SAT, ACT, or AP scores are also acceptable (see criteria above). Transfer students are exempt from developmental courses and the placement test based on the following criteria:
Transferred ENG 1030 or ENG 2403 (or GE 202X): Exempt from developmental reading and writing courses.
Transferred COMM 1402 or PSY 1000 or SOC 1000 with a grade of B or above: Exempt from developmental reading.
Transferred college-level math or MATH 0901 equivalent: Exempt from developmental math.
Transfer ESL students please note: Incoming English as a Second Language (ESL) students who have not received transfer credit for college-level Composition must take Kean’s ESL reading and writing placement tests for placement into appropriate-level ESL courses.
After the transcript evaluation process is complete, newly accepted transfer students must schedule an appointment to meet with a faculty advisor from their department. To schedule an appointment, click here.
NOTE: Students transferring from schools outside of the US are required to take the ESL ACCUPLACER placement test.