Placement Testing

all 2020 placement testing information can be found below. please read all the information carefully.

All incoming first-year students will be placed in English 101 and a Math class based on placement testing.

Select incoming transfer students will be required to take placement testing to determine placement in a Math course.

We recommend that you take these exams seriously. If you are placed in a remedial course, you may require additional time to complete your degree. 

Online Placement Testing Dates

Optional Math Placement Test Retake:

We will be offering an optional retake of the mathematics placement exam from Saturday, August 15th at 9:00 AM EDT to Wednesday, August 19th at 5:00 PM EDT. The placement exam retake will be given online and under the same conditions as the original placement exam. There is no penalty for retaking the exam: we will use the higher of your original score and your retake score for placement decisions. 

  • All incoming freshman students and select transfer students will be automatically registered for Math placement testing.
  • Math Placement Testing Instructions - You must access your Maritime E-mail first in order to be able to login to access the test. Visit the Accepted Student Page for directions on how to access your Maritime E-mail

Placement testing for English will not be conducted. All students will be placed in English 101 for the fall semester.

  • During the first two weeks of the fall semester, a student's writing will be assessed to determine if an hour of weekly recitation is needed.

Math placement test

Students are required to take a multiple-choice exam without a calculator.*

The exam covers a range of high school math topics. Students can be placed in:

  • MATH 080 Elementary Algebra

  • MATH 090 Introduction to College Mathematics (essentially a college algebra and trigonometry course) 

  • 100-level Calculus course

Practice Math Test

*  If you have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan that allows for test accommodations, please email Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Sherill Anderson or call her at 718-409-7348 before your test date.

First-Year Student Questionnaire

All incoming students should complete the First-Year Questionnaire (sent via e-mail) in order to determine eligibility for exemption from the Math placement test as well as to assist in the creation of the student's first semester course schedule.

Additional Information

MATH 080 Course Outline

MATH 090 Course Outline

Additional Information (after Placement Test is completed)