# Who Must Test

### FRESHMEN TESTING REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2020

Eligibility for test exemption status is based on one or more of the following sets of SAT/ACT cut-scores, which have been submitted to Kean University on your behalf.

**New SAT**

- Students with SAT-ERW scores of 510 or higher are exempt from the (Reading and Writing) sections of the test.
- Students with SAT-Math scores of 510 or higher are exempt from the math section of the test, (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).
- Students with SAT-ERW scores of 510 or higher and SAT-Math scores of 510 or higher, are exempt from all of the parts of the test indicated above (Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).
- Students with an ACT Composite score of 23 or higher are exempt from all of the parts of the test (Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).

**Old SAT**

- Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores of 520 or higher are exempt from the reading section of the test.
- Students with SAT-Writing scores of 520 or higher are exempt from the writing section of the test.
- Students with SAT-Math scores of 530 or higher are exempt from the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics section of the test.
- Students with SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal scores of 520 or higher, SAT-Writing scores of 520 or higher and SAT-Math scores of 530 or higher are exempt from all of the parts of the test indicated above (Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).
- Students with an ACT Composite score of 24 or above are exempt from all of the parts of the test (Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics).

**Please note that students in the following majors are required to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics/Advanced Algebra and Functions (QAS/AAF) test regardless of your SAT/ACT scores:**

Biology Mathematics

Chemistry Mathematical Sciences

Computer Science Medical Technology

Earth Science Sustainability Science

Economics Speech-Language-Hearing Science

Information Technology

### TRANSFER STUDENT TESTING REQUIREMENT

Each incoming transfer student is individually evaluated for his/her reading, writing, and math placement testing needs as part of the transcript evaluation process. Transfer students required to test will be notified shortly after their transcript evaluation. However, most transfer students are exempt from all or part of testing based on the following criteria:

- SAT scores: Same as SAT exemption criteria for freshmen (see above)
- Total number of transfer credits accepted by Kean: Except for ESL students (see below), transfer students who will be entering the University at the sophomore level or above (i.e., with more than 28.5 credits accepted, including in-progress credits tentatively accepted) are exempt from all testing.
- Specific courses completed at other colleges: Freshman-level transfer students (i.e., those with fewer than 29 transfer credits accepted) may also be exempt from all or part of placement testing on the basis of reading, writing, and math course work they have already successfully completed at other colleges.

Transfer ESL students please note: Incoming English as a Second Language (ESL) students who have not received transfer credit for college-level Composition—regardless of credit totals—must take Kean’s ESL reading and writing placement tests for placement into appropriate-level ESL courses. No student can take ESL courses at Kean without first taking the ESL placement test. For more information about ESL courses at Kean, please call the ESL Program at (908) 737-0420.