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.
NOTE: Students transferring from schools outside of the US are required to take the ESL ACCUPLACER placement test.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.