An important part of your success in college will be enrolling in courses that are best suited to your level of preparation and career goals. The first step in this process is for you to take the Accuplacer, the placement test used at Georgian Court University.
Accuplacer will assist you in the following:
- Identify your academic strengths and needs, so that you and your academic advisor can plan an appropriate schedule for the upcoming semester
- Will provide information about your skills in the areas of writing, reading, and mathematics
- Will identify at what level you will begin your coursework at Georgian Court University pre-collegiate skills development, college level, or honors
In addition, for those of you who are Science and/or Mathematics majors, you will be required to take the College Level Math (CLM) exam.
The Accuplacer will be administered online at the Georgian Court University main campus in Lakewood, and, with the exception of the essay test, is an untimed test. Test results and course placements will be given to you after completing the test.
What important documents should you bring with you to the test?
1. Photo ID (no one will be allowed entrance to the testing lab without proper photo ID) Examples of photo identification: Drivers license, passport, high school ID, etc.
2. Social Security Number
Please plan to leave the following items at home or in your car: calculator, cell phone, IPods, MP3 players or other electronic devices, food, or drink. These items are not permitted in the testing labs.
For your convenience, practice tests are available online at:
Student Success Center
*click link under Brush-up for Praxis I or ACCUPLACER Tests
Test Description & Practice tests are also available online at:
About the Assessment
Each of the Accuplacer tests is adaptive. This means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to you based on your responses to prior questions. This technique selects just the right questions to ask without giving you questions that are too easy or too difficult. Because the Accuplacer tests are adaptive, you do not have to answer as many questions as you would on a traditional paper-and-pencil test.
Since Accuplacer tests are adaptive and the questions are chosen for you based on your answers to previous questions, you must answer every question when it is first given. You cannot leave a question and come back to it later. You must answer a question in order to move onto the next question. Once you go on to the next question, you cannot return to previous questions. If you do not know the answer to a question, you should try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices.
Sentence Skills Test
You will receive 20 questions of two types. The first type is sentence correction questions that require an understanding of sentence structure. These questions ask you to choose the most appropriate word or phrase to substitute for the underlined portion of the sentence. The second type is construction shift questions. These questions ask that a sentence be rewritten according to the criteria shown while maintaining essentially the same meaning as the original sentence.
Reading Comprehensive Test
There are 20 questions of two primary types on this test. The first type consists of a reading passage followed by a question based on the text. Both short and long passages are provided. The second type of question, sentence relationships, presents two sentences followed by a question about the relationship between these two sentences. For example, the question may ask if the statement made in the second sentence supports, contradicts, or repeats the same information as the first sentence.
This test measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. There are 17 questions on the Arithmetic test, divided into three types: operations with whole numbers and fractions, operations with decimals and percents, and applications and problem solving equations including rate, percent, and measurement problems, simple geometry problems, and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts.
Elementary Algebra Test
A total of 12 questions of three types are administered in this test:
1) Operations with integers and rational numbers
2) Operations with algebraic expressions using evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, and adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials
3) The solution of equations, inequalities, word problems, solving linear equations and inequalities, the solution of quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions
Essay Test-WritePlacer® Plus
The writing sample will be scored on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. Your score will be based on your ability to express, organize, and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. You will have 60 minutes to plan, write, review, and edit what you have written.
Foreign Language Tests
Students at Georgian Court are required to have a foreign language to graduate. It is suggested that all students who completed French or Spanish classes in high school take the language placement tests.
Individuals registered with The Learning Center (TLC) who will need learning disability-related test accommodations should contact Patricia Cohen, director of TLC, at 732.987.2659 and make those arrangements prior to your testing date.