Placement Exams

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Placement Exams Register

International First-Year Students: You are required to take the placement exams offered during registration periods. Please review information and register for your placement exams on the same date as orientation.  

International Transfer Students: You are exempt from the English placement exam if you received transfer credit for FCWR 101, College Composition I. You are exempt from the math placement exam if you have credit for the first math course in your sequence or if your major requires only one three-credit math choice. All other transfer students are required to take the placement exams. Please review information and register for your placement exams on the same date as orientation.  

After completing your placement exam, you will meet with an advisor to register for classes and make plans for the upcoming semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 516.686.7444.

  • If you are exempt from English and math placement exams, meet with your academic advisor to register for classes. To make an appointment with your advisor, view advisor schedules for contact information and available schedules of advisors in your major. Please contact the Advising and Enrichment Center at if you cannot schedule an appointment with your advisor or if you have advisement and registration questions.

International Graduate Students: Your acceptance letter should include the name and phone number of your academic advisor, who will assist you in choosing your classes for the first semester. It's important that you contact your advisor as soon as you get to campus. If you did not receive the name of an advisor on your acceptance letter, please contact

Graduate students whose TOEFL scores fall between 500 and 550 (written), 173 to 213 (computerized), or 61 to 80 (Internet-based), or whose IELTS score falls between 5 and 5.5 will be placed in English language courses prior to arrival. For further information, contact English Language Institute 516.686.7686 or

Registering for Classes

International students are required to check in with the Office of International Education prior to registering for classes. You must bring your I-20, passport, visa, and I-94 card to the meeting.

  • Old Westbury campus: Harry Schure Hall, room 207
  • Manhattan campus: 26 West 61st St., room 104


Just prior to the start of classes, you will attend an international student orientation session at the campus where you will attend classes. At this informal session, you will meet other international students and learn how to obtain a Social Security number, open a bank account, get your international driver's license, obtain the immunizations you may still need, and maintain your F-1 status. The date of this orientation will be mailed to you before you leave for the United States. If you have any specific questions, contact the director of international education by calling 516.686.7585 or emailing

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Anthony McMahon
Anthony McMahon Campus: Old Westbury
Major: Communication Arts, B.F.A.
Class Of: 2016
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