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Placement Test

Placement Test

Criteria for Placement Test Exemption

Rowan College of South Jersey requires all students to take the placement test. Students may satisfy the placement test requirement by taking the placement test or by meeting any one of the exemption criteria listed below.

It is the student's responsibility to provide the documentation which supports the exemption to the Office of Admissions. Exemptions will be based upon documentation presented.

Note: Transcripts from accredited institutions, and copies of official standardized test scores, will be accepted for a placement test exemption.

Provide supporting document(s) to:

Rowan College South Jersey, Office of Admissions

1400 Tanyard Road  Sewell, NJ 08080

Exemption by Standardized Test:

Reading Exemptions​ ​Minimum Score Required
​SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW)​450
​PARCC English/Language Arts (ELA) Grade 11​4
​ACT Composite​21
​Writing Exemptions Minimum Score Required​
​SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW)​480
​PARCC/NJSLA English/Language Arts (ELA) Grade 11​4
​ACT Composite​21
​Math Exemptions ​Minimum Score Required
​SAT Mathematics​500
​ACT Composite​21

If taken between 1995 - March 2016:

Reading & Writing Exemptions​ ​Minimum Score Required
​SAT Critical Reading (Verbal)​500
​PSAT Critical Reading (Verbal)​50
​ACT Composite​21
​Math Exemptions ​Minimum Score Required
​SAT Mathematics​500
​PSAT Mathematics​50
​ACT Composite​21

Additional Exemptions​ Include:
  • Placement Test Scores and/or developmental coursework from another institution. Developmental coursework must be equivalent to a grade of "C" or better at RCGC. Students must provide the Testing Center with a copy of their placement test scores. Students must provide Academic Advisement with a copy of college transcript.
  • Transfer students who have completed English and/or college Algebra, with a grade of  “C” or higher in each subject. Please provide the Office of Admissions with a transcript showing the required course work.
  • A college degree. Students must provide the Office of Admissions with a copy of their transcript showing the degree. The transcript must show grades of "C" or higher in English and/or college Algebra for the student to qualify for an exemption.
  • Age 55 years or above. Please submit verification of age to the Admissions Office. Does not qualify for exemption for selective admissions.
  • Previous placement test at Gloucester County College or Rowan College Gloucester County.
  • Military basic training completion. Please provide DD14 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty) showing completion of military basic training.
  • A non-matriculated student attending a two or four year institution on a fulltime basis, taking a Summer or Winter course only and has completed the required prerequisites. 
​ ​Administrative Procedure: 8017 Basic Skills placement Test Exemptions