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How to Interpret Your Test Scores

What is the ACCUPLACER?

The ACCUPLACER® tests is to assist with the determination of course placements that are appro­priate for students. Scores from ACCUPLACER tests are intended for use in making placement decisions for English and Math.

All degree programs include General Education Requirements which English and Math are apart of these course. For more information on our academic programs, click here.

English Placement

ENG 060 Academic Literacy 6 cr.*
This course is for developmental reading and writing. It is designed for those students who demonstrate a need for review and improvement of fundamental skills in reading and writing. 

*Credits do not apply toward graduation.
Prerequisite: Placement based on assessment and recommendation of an academic advisor.

ENG 080 English Composition I Clinic 3 cr.*
This course offers intensive instruction and practice of necessary skills for writing expository essays. It emphasizes select sections of the writing process, organization, methods of development, and diction.

*Credits do not apply toward graduation.
Co-requisite: ENG 101 (must be taken with this course simultaneously)

ENG 101 College Composition I 3 cr.
This course is college level English and is required of all degree programs It develops skills in expository writing and emphasizes the writing process, organization, methods of development, and diction.

Co-requisite: ENG 080 or equivalent skills (if applicable)

Math Placement

MTH 012 College Algebra Clinic 3 cr.
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in MTH 112 College Algebra. The curriculum will be geared towards the student's level of algebraic skill.

*Credits do not apply toward graduation.
Corequisite: MTH 112 College Algebra (must be taken with this course simultaneously)

MTH 055 Pre-Algebra 4 cr.*
This developmental course focuses on skills needed to prepare students for algebra. It includes the operations of integers, exponents, order of operations, understanding variables, and solving equations.

*Credits do not apply toward graduation.

MTH 075 Elementary Algebra 4 cr.*
This developmental course is designed for students who have not taken a full year of high school algebra or who require a view of certain topics in elementary algebra. It focuses on signed numbers; polynomial expressions and their operations; rational algebraic expressions; factoring; the solving and graphing of first degree equations in one variable; and systems of linear equations (algebraic and graphic solutions).

*Credits do not apply toward graduation.

MTH 104 Business Mathematics 3 cr.
This college level math course provides the mathematical foundation for all of the business career curricula. Arithmetic concepts are reviewed and applied to payroll; depreciation; interests; discounts; negotiable instruments; taxes; stocks and bonds; mathematics of merchandising; and computer mathematics. It uses and stresses business formulas and equations.

MTH 107 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
This college level math is a first course in basic statistical concepts. It focuses on frequency distributions of empirical data, calculations of descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi square, regression, and correlation.

Note: Students may receive credit for either MTH 107 or MTH 143, but not credit for both courses.

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 cr.
This college level math course prepares students for upper level college mathematics courses. It focuses on graphs and transformations of functions; inverse and combinations of functions; solving linear and absolute value equations; polynomial equations; quadratic equations; and polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.

Corequisite: MTH 012 or equivalent skills (if applicable)

MTH 113 Modern College Mathematics I 3 cr.
This college level math course satisfies the mathematics requirements for students in non-science fields. It emphasizes sets; logic; numeration and mathematical systems, elements of number theory and topics in probability.

Who Should take the College Level Math (CLM) Test?

This is an additional placement exam, which students whom are pursuing certain majors or transfer programs can take this exam to be placed in higher-level math courses. For example: college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus or higher. For more information on these programs please contact Academic Advising at advising@rcbc.edu or (856) 222-9311, ext. 1559.

Retaking the ACCUPLACER

If you would like to retake the ACCUPLACER EXAM please print the Spring Ahead Re-Test Assessment Form and bring the form to:

Student Success Center, Room 202
900 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1661
testing@rcbc.edu

Monday through Thursday
9 am - 8 pm
(Accuplacer Assessment 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
All tests must be completed by 8 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Accuplacer Assessment 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Saturday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Accuplacer Assessment 9 a.m. - noon)

Sunday
Closed

Who is exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER Exam?

Students who have met the following benchmarks on the SAT, ACT, PARCC exam, or Specific Prior College Coursework are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam:

SAT

  • Prior to March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 530 or higher and a Critical Reading Score of 540 or higher.
  • After March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 500 or better and an Evidence Based Reading and Writing Score of 450 or better.

PARCC

  • MATH PARCC minimum score of 750 (Level 4) on Algebra II exam
  • ENGLISH PARCC minimum score of 750 (Level 4) on English Language Arts/Literacy Grade 11 exam

ACT

  • Students with ACT scores of 23 or higher in Reading and 20 or higher in Math are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam.

ASVAB

  • Students with a score of 65 or higher are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam.

Prior College

  • Students who have taken college-level English and Math courses with a grade of a C or higher are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam.

(NOTE: Additional requirements may be needed in specific degree programs)