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 TestAutomatically 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.