About the Placement Test

Placement Test Locations

MIDDLETOWN CAMPUS NEWBURGH CAMPUS
Shepard Student Center
Testing Center
Room 225
Kaplan Hall
Student Services Central
Room 110

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About Placement Test

Accuplacer is a placement test administered to all new students to ensure academic success in English and mathematics, as these courses are foundational to nearly every program offered at SUNY Orange.

SUNY Orange Placement Exam Informational Video Modules

When Should I take the Placement Test?

  • All new applicants are required to take the Placement Test prior to registering for classes unless they have been granted a WAIVER based on previous course work.
  • We recommend you complete the Placement Test within two weeks of your application to the College.

1. Waiver Criteria

New students may receive a waiver from the the English Portion of the Placement test if they have successfully completed one of the following:

  • Completed Freshman English I with a grade of a C (2.0) or better
  • Successfully received a 3 or better on the appropriate English AP exam

New Students may receive a waiver from the Math portion of the Placement Test if they have successfully completed one of the following:

  • Completed a college-level Math with a grade of C (2.0) or better
  • Successfully received a 3 or better on the appropriate Math AP exam

Placement Waiver Form (.pdf)

2. Placement Test Checklist

Prepare for the Exam! Sample questions have been provided below:

Please note: Students should plan on allocating up to 3 hours to take the Placement Test. Calculators are not permitted during the Placement Test.

3. Ability to Benefit

This test is meant for our 24 Credit Hour applicants. The Ability to Benefit Test (ATB) includes four sections: Essay, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills sections. All sections are untimed except for the Essay section.

4. Placement Test Results

You will receive your math and reading results as soon as you finish the Placement Test. Your writing results will be mailed to you after your essay is reviewed. You cannot "pass" or "fail" the placement test and your scores will not prohibit you from attending SUNY Orange.

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