Testing Services

Undergraduate Placement Testing - Process

English

Students will be placed into English courses based on their ACT, SAT, or HS GPA scores as follows:

ACT 19 OR BELOW
SAT 25 OR BELOW
HS GPA 2.69 OR BELOW

ACT 20-25
SAT 26-31
HS GPA 2.7 – 3.5

ACT 26 OR ABOVE
SAT 32 OR ABOVE
HS GPA 3.51 OR ABOVE

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 through CampusNet. Students are not required to be on campus to take this exam. ACT/SAT scores or HS GPA are used to determine which math placement test students are required to take.

HS GPA 3.49 or below
ACT 21 or below
SAT (OLD) 500 or below
SAT (NEW) 530 OR BELOW

HS GPA 3.5 or above
ACT 22 or above
SAT (OLD) 510 or above
SAT (NEW) 540 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 uses the test results in order to place students in the appropriate course.

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 an academic advisor for approval.