Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Test BrochureWelcome to Coppin State University! Placement Testing is a requirement of all degree-seeking students. The primary purpose of placement examinations is to determine the individual's skill level and readiness for college-level reading, mathematics, and writing. Assessment results will be used by First Year Experience (FYE) Academic Advisement Specialists to determine the need, if any, for developmental placement in math, particularly, writing and reading.

Placement assessments are administered in the following areas: Writing/Sentence Skills, Reading and Mathematical skills. Results from placement tests are non-transferrable to other institutions. There is no fee for this examination.

Placement Testing Scheduling

Admitted students may schedule placement testing by calling (410) 951-3057 or (410) 951-3508. Students may also visit the First Year Experience office in room 208 of the Grace Jacobs building to schedule placement testing.

Placement Testing Dates

Placement testing is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am and 3:00pm. Registration and placement testing typically last 3 hours. The time to complete the placement test varies according to the tester.

Placement Testing Location

Placement testing is held in the Grace Jacobs building, 2nd floor in room 208.

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Exemptions

Exemptions are given to students who transfer in AP credits in college-level mathematics, English Composition, and college-level reading as well as to students who transfer in credit-bearing courses from other accredited institutions.

Practice first is key to improving your score. Math Review is available throughout the calendar year in our Math Center and re-testing once more before being seated in the appropriate course. Testing is provided by appointment, from remote locations, and on a walk-in basis.

Placement Test Exemption
TEST SCORE PLACEMENT TEST REQUIRED

* Exemption: AP credits in English Composition 101; Transfer students with credits in English Composition 101.
VERBAL SAT 470 or Above Exempt from Reading portion of Placement Test
VERBAL SAT 469 or Below Must take Placement Test Reading portion
VERBAL ACT 21 or Above Exempt from Reading portion
VERBAL ACT 20 or Below Must take Placement Test Reading portion
WRITING/ESSAY SAT All New Students* Must take Placement Test Writing portion
WRITING/ESSAY ACT All New Students* Must take Placement Test Writing portion
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) SAT 470 or Above Exempt from Math portion of Placement Test
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) SAT 469 or Below Must take Placement Test Math portion
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) ACT 21 or Above Exempt from Math portion of Placement Test
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) ACT 20 or Below Must take Placement Test Math portion

Exemptions

Exemptions are given to students who transfer in AP credits in college-level mathematics, English Composition, and college-level reading as well as to students who transfer in credit-bearing courses from other accredited institutions.

Practice first is key to improving your score. Math Review is available throughout the calendar year in our Math Center and re-testing once more before being seated in the appropriate course. Testing is provided by appointment, from remote locations, and on a walk-in basis.

Placement Test Exemption
TEST SCORE PLACEMENT TEST REQUIRED

* Exemption: AP credits in English Composition 101; Transfer students with credits in English Composition 101.
VERBAL SAT 470 or Above Exempt from Reading portion of Placement Test
VERBAL SAT 469 or Below Must take Placement Test Reading portion
VERBAL ACT 21 or Above Exempt from Reading portion
VERBAL ACT 20 or Below Must take Placement Test Reading portion
WRITING/ESSAY SAT All New Students* Must take Placement Test Writing portion
WRITING/ESSAY ACT All New Students* Must take Placement Test Writing portion
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) SAT 470 or Above Exempt from Math portion of Placement Test
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) SAT 469 or Below Must take Placement Test Math portion
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) ACT 21 or Above Exempt from Math portion of Placement Test
PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH) ACT 20 or Below Must take Placement Test Math portion