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Placement Testing

Placement testing is required for any student who:

  • Did not receive an SAT Critical Reading score of at least 520 or has not completed a college English Writing course equivalent to SU's ENG 148 (or higher level English Writing course) with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Has not completed at least a 3-credit college Intermediate Algebra course (or higher level Math course) with a minimum of a "C"

Placement tests (if needed) must be taken before fall semester registration (Mustang Days). Please contact Terri Wright, Director of Developmental Studies, at 443-352-4953 or for additional information on placement testing, or Philip Gillett, Manager Academic Link, at 443-352-4123 or .

Placement Testing Schedule

Stevenson will offer the ACCUPLACER (for English and/or math placement) for incoming fall 2015 freshman students on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by appointment starting Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Placement testing for transfer students will be administered on their scheduled Mustang Day, if required. To schedule your placement test(s), sign up online.
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Test Day Instructions

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled test time.
  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Please know your 7-digit SU ID# to login to the test. This ID is located on the lower-left hand corner of your Placement Information Report and your acceptance letter.
  • For weekday tests, meet in the Admissions Lobby (located on the second floor of Garrison Hall).
  • For Saturday tests, meet in the School of Business and Leadership on the 1st floor (downstairs).

Academic Advising at Placement Testing

Immediately following the test(s), students and guests will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a staff member from the Office of Academic Support to review their test results and understand how these scores impact their fall course schedule.

Information about the ACCUPLACER

  • ACCUPLACER  is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assess reading, writing, and math skills.

  • Tests are untimed and students may leave the testing room to take a break as necessary. Most students taking both English and math tests finish in about two hours.

  • NO calculators are permitted on the math test, as an on-screen calculator will appear when needed.

For more information, read the ACCUPLACER Introduction on the Collegeboard website. We strongly encourage that students review concepts in mathematics, reading, and writing in preparation for the ACCUPLACER. Please visit Prepare for ACCUPLACER to download sample questions and other free resources.

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