Placement Testing

Placement Testing

PLACEMENT TESTING FOR STUDENTS

 

RVCC is committed to providing you with the skills you need to be successful in College. Before enrolling in classes we want to make sure you have an appropriate level of skills in reading, writing, mathematics and the English language. Skill level can be demonstrated through SAT, ACT, PARCC/NJSLA or Advanced Placement scores or by taking the placement test(s).

Determine if your scores on SAT, ACT, PARCC/NJSLA or Advanced Placement exams quality you for placement in college-level math and English classes. See the math and English Exemptions tab below for details.

English Placement 

First Time College Student Placement

Step 1: Check the Chart to see if you are ready for placement.

Test Score of GradeScore or GradePlacement
SAT (prior to March 2016)Reading 540English Composition 1 (ENGL 111)
SAT (after March 1, 2016)Evidence – Based Reading Writing 450English Composition 1 (ENGL 111)
ACTReading 24English Composition 1 (ENGL 111)
PARCC or NJSLAEnglish Literacy Arts grade 10 or grade 11, 4 or 5English Composition 1 (ENGL 111)

Step 2: Submit your test scores to the Admissions Office

SAT: Download the score report pdf (with your first and last name on report) from College Board at https://www.collegeboard.org/  Save the pdf to your desktop or file so that you can upload it to Mapping Xpress – a secure drop box.
Mapping Xpress
Password:  RVCC2020# (case sensitive)
You will need to use your RVCC Student ID# (example: Gnumber)
If you prefer, submit your official scores from College Board directly: The RVCC code for submitting SAT and PSAT test scores is 2867.

ACT:
Download the score report pdf (with your first and last name on report) from ACT at http://www.act.org/ Save the pdf to your desktop or file so that you can upload it to Mapping Xpress – a secure drop box.
Mapping Xpress
Password:  RVCC2020# (case sensitive)
You will need to use your RVCC Student ID# (example: Gnumber)
If you prefer, submit your official scores from ACT directly. The RVCC code for submitting ACT test scores is 2609

PARCC or NJSLA
:
Save your document as a pdf and upload it to Mapping Xpress – a secure drop box.
Mapping Xpress
Password:  RVCC2020# (case sensitive)
You will need to use your RVCC Student ID# (example: Gnumber)

If Mapping Xpress can not be access you may email your documents to admissions@raritanval.edu

Step 3: If Your Test Scores Don't Qualify You for Automatic Placement in English, No Problem.

If your exam scores don't quality you for automatic placement in English please check your math courses below to see if you need to take the placement exam for both subjects.

Advanced Placement

The following AP exams are accepted by RVCC:

  • English Lit/Comp, score of 3+ gives credit for both ENGL 111 and ENGL 112
  • English Language, score of 3+ gives credit for both ENGL 111 and ENGL 112

Placement for All Other Students

You are exempt from English Placement Testing if you:

  • Have taken an Accuplacer placement test at another New Jersey college
  • Have completed at least 24 college credits
  • Have satisfactorily completed college courses in English
  • Have a qualifying test score? See First Tme College Student Chart above

If you are seeking a degree you are required to take the Accuplacer placement tests for mathematics prior to enrolling with the following exceptions:

  • You took an Accuplacer placement test at another New Jersey college
  • You have completed at least 24 college credits including mathematics
  • You have satisfactorily completed college courses in mathematics
    For Advanced Placement (AP) information, click here

  • If your SAT, ACT or PARCC or NJSLA scores are:
SAT Score Before
March 2016
SAT Score After
March 1, 2016
ACT
Score
PARCC or NJSLA
Placement
Math
530-540
Math
500-549
Math
22
Algebra I
4 or 5
A selection of Non Math Intensive College Level Math courses (depending on major) or Intermediate Algebra
Math
550+
Math
550
Math
23
Algebra II
4 or 5
Pre-Calculus, Statistics, or a selection of other College Level Math courses (depending on major)

Please download the score report pdf (with your first and last name on report) from College Board (https://www.collegeboard.org/) or ACT (http://www.act.org/). Save the pdf to your desktop or file so that you can upload it to Mapping Xpress, which is a secure drop box.

Mapping Xpress
Password:  RVCC2020# (case sensitive)
You will need to use your RVCC Student ID# Gnumber

If you prefer, you can submit official scores from College Board and ACT directly: The RVCC code for submitting PSAT & SAT test scores is 2867.  The RVCC code for submitting ACT test scores is 2609

Email PARCC or NJSLA exemption documentation to admissions@raritanval.edu.

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