Exemption Criteria

​​Students who have achieved the following test scores qualify for an exemption from that portion of the placement test. Students may be exempt from one or both sections of the placement test based on their scores. Students must submit
a copy of their official score reports to the Admissions Office so an exemption can be entered. Please provide the Admissions Office with a copy of the following test scores for tests taken after April 1995:



Reading & Writing Scores

Math Scores


500 Critical Reading (Verbal)

500 Math


50 Critical Reading (Verbal)

50 Math

ACT Composite



Rowan College does not provide exemptions based on the writing portion of the test.

Additional Exe​mptions​ Include:

  1. Placement test taken at another institution. Students must provide the Testing Center with a copy of their
    scores to be evaluated for any course requirement.  

  2. Transfer students who have completed English and/or college Algebra, with a grade of  “C” or higher
    in each subject. 
    Please provide the Admissions Office with a transcript showing the required course work.

  3. A college degree. Students must provide the Admissions Office 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.

  4. Age 55 years or above. Please submit verification of age to the Admissions Office.

  5. Previous placement test at Gloucester County College or Rowan College.

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