Testing Services

Undergraduate Placement Testing - Process

English

Students will be placed into English courses based on their ACT or SAT scores as listed below:

ACT 15 and lower
SAT 21 and lower

ACT 16-19
SAT 22-26

ACT 20-25
SAT 27-32

ACT 26 and higher
SAT 33 and higher

English 99

English 100

English 101

English 102

Math
Math placement is an important first step for freshmen as well as those transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level math courses. The math placement test is offered online and is accessible through CampusNet.  Students are not required to be on campus to take this exam.  ACT or SAT scores are used to determine which math placement test students are required to take.

ACT 21 or below
SAT 540 or below

ACT 22 or above
SAT 550 or above

Take Math Placement Test

Automatically placed into a college level math class (MTH 167 or lower)*

* If you are pursuing one of the following majors,  you will need to take the math placement exam.  Testing into the calculus series of math will save you time towards graduation:

Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering
Computer Information Science
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Mathematics
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physics
Pre-Pharmacy

Foreign Language

  • Testing Services administers computerized placement exams in Spanish, French and Chinese.
  • The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures accesses the test results in order to place students appropriately.

General Information

  • Testing Services is located in Rhodes Tower West, Room 215. 

  • Sample tests are available: English is here and Mathematics is here.

  • Tests are administered by appointment only. Please call 216-687-2272 to make an appointment.

  • All students must present a photo ID on test day.

  • CSU accepts AP and CCP credits.  Please see a CSU advisor for approval.

  • Cell phones are not permitted in the testing rooms.