Placement Testing Information
Liberal Arts, Education, and Fine and Performing Arts students
- There will be NO math placement testing for incoming Liberal Arts, Education, and Fine and Performing Arts students.
- Science and Mathematics Majors with an SAT-M score of 540 or ACT score of 22 or lower are placed in MTH 100S: Math Skills Lab. All Education Majors with a Double Major in Mathematics or Science with an SAT-M score of 540 or ACT score of 22 or lower are placed in MTH 100S: Math Skills Lab.
- Students enrolled into MTH 102: Finite Mathematics will be given a brief test, prepared by the Mathematics Department, during the first five business days of the semester. Those placing below a minimum score set by the Mathematics Department on the test will be required to participate in one hour of structured tutoring per week concurrent with taking the course. All others enrolled in the class will be encouraged to participate in tutoring.
- MTH105: Math SAT 620 or higher; MSAT 570 or higher + passing A&T placement test; or Math Skills Lab
- MTH210: MTH 105; Math SAT 670 or higher; MSAT 620 or higher + Passing Calc Placement Test; MSAT 570 or higher + passing Calc & A&T Placement Tests
- Students with an SAT Math Score of 570 or ACT score of 23 or higher are placed in Quantitative Methods for Business (MSD 105). No placement test is required.
- Students with an SAT Math Score of 560 or ACT score of 22 or lower are required to take the Math Placement Test
- Students with an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 570 or higher are placed into Expository Writing (CMP120) for 3 credits. No placement test is required.
- Students with an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 560 or lower are required to take the Writing Placement Test.
- Students with an ACT English score of 23 or higher will be placed into Expository Writing (CMP120) and no test is required.
- Students with an ACT English score of 22 or lower must take the Writing Placement Test.
Foreign Language Placement: ANY Rider student who would like to take a language course, and ALL Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education students who must take language courses to fulfill the core language requirement, must fill out the form and then follow the instructions to go on to complete the online placement test in order to be placed properly. Please Note: Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education students will not be given a schedule at Orientation unless they have completed the online test, so it is important to take it as soon as possible before summer Orientation.
Lawrenceville campus students with the following majors are required to take the Music Theory Placement Test: BA in Music Studies, BA in Arts Administration: Music Emphasis and BFA in Musical Theatre. Check in for the Music Theory Placement Test is at 10:30 a.m. on the morning of your first day of orientation.
Lawrenceville campus with the following majors are required to participate in a Piano Placement Hearing: Bachelor of Arts in Music (instrument) EXCEPT Keyboard Primary, Bachelor of Music in Music Theater (Voice).
Students with a verbal SAT score of 470 or less, or an ACT score of 19 or less will be placed into College Reading (CRC 100).