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Placement Testing Information

WCSU has canceled all placement exams due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.

All incoming first-time students who were accepted “test optional” or students instructed to take a math or writing placement exam from their new student placement sheet (found in their accept packet) will be placed into an appropriate math and writing course for the fall.  Students will be given an assessment the first week of classes in their math and writing course in order to adjust placement if necessary. First-time students are pre-registered based on your major and placements. First-time students will receive their pre-made schedules during new student orientation. Please keep an eye out on your emails for additional information on virtual summer orientation.

Transfer students who have been instructed to take placements can submit SAT or ACT scores for placement. Transfer students must meet with an academic advisor in order to register for courses.

Please contact Annmarie Savarese, Assistant Director of Admissions at 203-837-9098 or Savaresea@wcsu.edu with any question pertaining to placements.

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 Mathematics course than indicated by the SAT/ACT score may take the Mathematics Accuplacer test. If you did not take the SAT or ACT or have been accepted test optional and do not have prior college credit, you must take the Mathematics Accuplacer test and WCSU Writing exam.


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 aas@wcsu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register for the test?

Yes, please select one of the placement dates above. The link will bring you to the registration
page where you can register to take the writing and/or math placement tests. Both tests can
be taken onthe 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

For maps and directions: http://www.wcsu.edu/campustour

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.