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Registration and Placement Testing

Steps to Complete Before Starting Classes

Course Registration

In order to register for classes, you must attend orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to be assigned a registration appointment.

Your course registration appointment will be on Thursday, August 20, 2020 or Friday, August 21, 2020 with your assigned academic advisor.

You must attend orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to be assigned a registration appointment.

Course Registration for the student’s first semester is very limited due to major requirements, prerequisites, time and course availability.  Your Academic Advisor will do his or her best to serve your academic needs and get your program started appropriately, with the intention that your number one priority in the United States is to study.  In your second semester, you will have more opportunity to create a more personal schedule.


Your testing appointment will be on Wednesday August 19, 2020 or Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Bring your completed test results to your academic advisor at the assigned time, they will then place you in courses according to your placement test scores.

You must attend orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to be assigned a testing appointment.

Master’s / Graduate

Students with full admission to any graduate program WILL NOT be required to take ANY placement tests.

Students with conditional admission in the MBA program WILL take the ACCUPLACER ESL Test with Writing. Depending on the student’s score, he or she will either start in the Intensive English Program or move directly into the MBA program.

Bachelor’s / Undergraduate

First Time Freshman will take the ACCUPLACER Mathematics and ACCUPLACER English COMPOSITION Writing placement tests.

These tests are designed to place you at the appropriate Mathematics and Writing level.

The Mathematics Sequence varies by major but typically is as follows:

  • MTH091 College Mathematics Skills
  • MTH095 Fundamentals of Algebra
  • MTH105 College Algebra OR MTH110 PreCalculus OR MTH115 Introduction to Statistics (fulfills the mathematics general education requirement)

The English Composition sequence is as follows

  • ESL062 Beginning Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ESL072 Intermediate Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ESL082 Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ENG095 College Writing Skills
  • ENG101 Composition I – fulfills Written Communications I (General Education Requirement)
  • ENG102 Composition II – fulfills Written Communication II (General Education Requirement)

Transfer Students may take one or both of the above tests depending on the student’s transferred courses.

English as a Second Language / Intensive English Program

Students in the Intensive English Program will take the ACCUPLACER ESL with Writing Test.

It is a computer based test that includes

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Grammar/Usage
  • Writing

Once the test is complete, you will bring your results to your academic advisor who will place you in courses according to your test score.

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