What They Are
Carroll’s placement tests assess your readiness for college-level courses. Exams are administered in reading, English and math. Most of the tests are computerized and untimed.
Preparing For The Tests
Faculty strongly advise that students prepare for placement tests as the placement results directly impact the courses students take in the first term and beyond. Developmental placement delays admissions into selective programs and degree completion time. Students may only re-test once. The scores are valid for two years. Students who review, especially in math, preform much better on the tests.
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Possible Test Exemptions
Scores of 550 or higher on any section of the SATs or 21+ on any section of the ACTs, earn a college-level placement, and placement tests are not necessary! Students with qualifying AP scores on English and math tests may be exempt, but should see an adviser for personal advising. The math SAT/ACT placement scores only allow a General Education math placement. High achieving students should take the placement test to place directly into higher level math courses.
What to Know Before the Tests
What To Do After Testing
Most placement test results are available immediately, but follow up testing is required for students who place into Reading or who wish to challenge their English placement by writing an essay. Students receive instructions for completing the enrollment process, including how to access a mandatory online pre-advising session. Once this session is complete, students need to print their quiz score and bring it to the Advising and Transfer Center (A102) to meet with an Academic Adviser for course selection and approval.