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 or NJSLA scores – Students who score a 4-5 on the Algebra I or Grade 11 ELA/L tests, or who score 3-5 on the Algebra II test, 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.