Placement exams determine your skill in English and mathematics. While they are not pass-fail exams, it is important that you be prepared and review the suggested material before you take the exams (see How do I study?). Your performance on the placement exam will determine what course(s) you are eligible to take in your academic major.
First-year students must take exams in English and math. If you are admitted to the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), then you have already satisfied this requirement and do not need to register for a placement exam. If you are admitted to the combined Bachelor of Science in Life Science/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (B.S./D.O.) program, then you are not required to take placement exams.
Transfer students without transfer credit granted by NYIT for English and mathematics also need to take a placement exam.
International undergraduate and graduate students should follow placement exam requirements.
We encourage you to sign up early for placement exams. This will give you the opportunity to create your ideal class schedule and sit for the exams while your knowledge of the subject material is still fresh.
Placement exams will be offered from April to September 2016. Check back for more information about registering for placement exams as your start term approaches. We will also notify you by email when it is time to register.
Though placement exams are not pass-fail, it is important that you be prepared and review the suggested material before you take the exams. Your performance on the placement exam will determine what course(s) you are eligible to take in your academic major.
If you are pursuing a math-based major, such as architecture, engineering, or sciences, it's particularly important to review the sample math test questions. In most cases, your math placement determines your ability to register for major-related courses in your first semester.
Sample questions for each exam are available at the links below:
Math: required for all freshman; required for transfer students who do not have incoming transfer credits for the first required math course for their degree.
Writing Skills: required for all freshman; required for transfer students who do not have incoming transfer credits for FCWR-101.
Reading: required for any student who scores below 70 on the Writing Skills exam.
English as a Second Language (ESL): required for students who did not graduate from an American high school and whose country of residence does not speak English as the primary language. This exam would take the place of the Writing Skills exam.
If you have any documented special testing needs, contact the accessibility services coordinator at 516.686.7636.