Placement Testing Information

WCSU uses the SAT or ACT scores for first year and transfer students to assist us in placing you at the appropriate level in Writing and Mathematics/Computer Science courses.  Transfer students may be exempt if prior course work has been completed.  Please refer to you credit evaluation for placement information.  Any student wishing to place into a higher course than indicated by the SAT/ACT score may take the Accuplacer test.  If you did not take the SAT or ACT and do not have prior college credit, you must take the Accuplacer test.

Current Math / Writing Placement Schedule

Testing Schedule Time Location
Wednesday, November 7th 1:30 p.m. White Hall 301
Friday, November 30th 1:30 p.m. White Hall 301
Friday, January 11th 1:30 p.m. White Hall 301


STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a placement exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through AccessAbility Services. If approved for accommodations, you will be eligible to take the placement test in AccessAbility Services. To request accommodations, please contact AccessAbility Services (AAS) at 203-837-8225 (voice), 203-837-3235 (TTY) or

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register for the test?

You do not have to register to take the writing and/or math placement tests. Both tests can be taken on the same day. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Students will be seated on a first come basis, but all students will be tested. Late arrivals may not be permitted to take the placements.

If you have a documented disability and would like to request testing accommodations, please contact AccessAbility Services at 203-837-8225

Where do I go?

The WCSU Midtown Campus

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What do I bring?

If you have applied to the University, you must bring your WCSU student ID number with you.  You will need this number in order to register for the test. If you have never submitted an admissions application, you can use your social security number to register.

A valid form of photo identification.

We will provide scratch paper, pens, and pencils. Calculators and dictionaries are not allowed.

What happens if there is bad weather?

In the case of inclement weather, please call our weather line at (203) 837-9377. If the University closes for any reason, testing will be cancelled.