Frequently Asked Questions

  1. ​​​​How can I be exempt from taking the placement test?

    Please visit the Exemption Criteria​ page for more information.

  2. How can I prepare for the test?  

    You can review the sample questions at:

    1. Accuprep

    2. Accuplacer®
    3. Accuplacer Practice Tests NTC 
    4. Accuplacer Practice  - Free Sample
    5. Test Prep Review
    6. Khan Academy
    7. AAA Math
    8. Math.com
    9. Purplemath
    10. GedWriting
    11. GedReading
    12. Mathtv
    13. Compass Test Questions


    1. Why do we need to take the test?

      The test provides a current assessment of your basic skills.

    2. What is on the test?

      Rowan College uses the Accuplacer® Placement Test developed by the College Board. It assesses your skills in reading, writing and mathematics. 

    3. When may I take the test?

      The test is available continually throughout the year. Check the calendar on our website homepage for up-to-date scheduling.

    4. Do I have to pay for the placement test?

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

    5. How long is the test?

      The test is not timed, but allow a two-hour time period to complete the test.

    6. How do I schedule the test?

      Click HERE to schedule an appointment or call the Testing Center at 856-415-2268.

    7. What do I need to bring when I take the test?

      On test day, remember to leave your cell phone in your car and please bring:

      1. Rowan College ID number  A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

      2. Photo ID (license, etc.)

    8. How do I obtain my results?

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

    9. May I retake the test?

      Students have the option to retake any of the sections one time. This is called a Challenge Test and costs $10 for each section.

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