College Placement Testing
If you are an Incoming Freshman (Received a high school diploma, a GED, or Scheduled to Finish High School This Year) and have been admitted to the college, please review the College Placement Test information below.
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Who must take the College Placement Test?
Middlesex County College requires that the following students take the test before they may register for classes:
- New full-time students.
- New part-time students entering degree programs.
- Part-time, non-matriculated students who have completed eleven credits at the college.
- Full-time and part-time transfer students who have not attained sophomore status at an accredited U.S. college or university nor received transfer credit for one semester of college-level composition and one semester of college-level mathematics.
- The College may require additional categories of students to be tested.
Who may be exempt from the College Placement Test?
Middlesex County College may exempt the following students from the College Placement Test (Beginning the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Semesters):
- Students who already hold an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university.
- SAT scores (taken after 3/1/2016) – Students who score 450 or higher on the SAT ERW section, or 500 (for Algebra I)/530 (for Algebra II) or higher on the SAT Math section may be exempt from one or more categories.
- ACT scores – Students who score 18 or higher on the ACT English test, 22 or higher on the ACT Reading test, or 22 (for Algebra I)/28 (for Algebra II) or higher on the ACT Math test may be exempt from one or more categories.
- PARCC scores – Students who score a 4-5 on the Algebra I, a 3 on Algebra II, or Grade 11 ELA/L tests may be exempt from one or more categories.
- Students who are enrolled in the English as a Second Language Program (ESL) must take the ESL Placement Test instead of the College Placement Test.
- Non-native speakers who did not complete four years of high school English at an accredited U.S. high school must take the ESL Placement Test instead of the College Placement Test.
- Students who have reached sophomore status at an accredited U.S. college or university and have completed one semester of English Composition and one semester of college-level math with a grade of “C” or higher may be exempt from certain categories.
How to prepare for the College Placement Test
If you believe that you may be exempt from the College Placement Test, but have not submitted your exam scores/college transcript, please contact the New Student Orientation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-548-6000 ext. 3824.
If you have received the following scores on your SAT, PARCC, or ACT you may be exempt from one or more of the college placement exams.