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Placement Test Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​Q: Can I be exempt from taking the placement test?

A: Please visit the Exemption Criteria​ page for more information.

Q: Wh​at if a student has vision, hearing, or mobility issues and needs to request accessibility accommodations?

A: Individuals with physical disabilities who may need accessibility accommodations should contact the RCSJ Department of Special Services to request accessibility accommodations.
Since the Placement Test is untimed, students who qualify for an extra time accommodation do not need to make special arrangements to take the Placement Test.

Q: How can I prepare for the test?

​A: Please visit the Test Prep page for videos and practice websites.

Q: Why do we need to take the test?

A:The test provides a current assessment of your basic skills. Your test results will determine course placement.

Q: What is on the test?

A: Rowan College uses the Accuplacer Placement Test developed by CollegeBoard(TM). It assesses your skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

Q: When may I take the test?

A: The test is available continually throughout the year. Check the Placement Test page for scheduling. Students should take the  Placement Test after admission to the College but prior to course registration. 

Q: Do I have to pay for the placement test?

A: No, there is no fee for admitted Rowan College students.

Q: How long is the test?

A: The test is not timed, but allow a 3.5 hour time period to complete the test.

Q: What do I need to bring when I take the test?

A: On test day, remember to leave your cell phone in your car and please bring your Rowan College ID or a Photo ID (license, etc.)

Q: How do I obtain my results?

A: Your results will be available immediately after you complete the test.

Q: May I retake the test?

A: Rowan College allows students whose scores fall below college level in one or more skill areas to retake (challenge) the placement test.

Gloucester Campus:
Students who wish to challenge can obtain the Challenge Form from the Testing Center and submit payment to the Business Office the day of their testing appointment. The cost to challenge each subtest is $10 (reading, writing, math). Please call 856-415-2268 or 856-681-6249 for Challenge Test information. 

CumberlandCampus:
​please review your Accuplacer score report to determine which areas you need to retest (reading, writing, math).  Retake fees are paid at the One Stop window, across from the bookstore, in the Student Services building.  Your receipt must be brought to the Testing Center on exam day.  *Access your Accuplacer score report at www.accuplacer.org​ by clicking "Information for Students.

Gloucester