Group tutoring and placement testing classroom

Placement Testing, Florham Campus

Writing and Reading

Students' placement in College Writing, and if necessary College Reading, courses is based on their high school GPA and college admission test scores (either the SAT or ACT tests). On the first day of College Writing and College Reading courses, students will be given diagnostic assessments to confirm the accuracy of their course placements.


Students' placement in math courses is determined by completing Accuplacer assessments online through the virtual proctoring service B Virtual. These tests can be taken from any computer that has a webcam and internet access.

Florham Campus students receive their course schedules at orientation. To receive your full schedule at orientation, you must complete your math assessment by June 1.

Students who have submitted their deposit to attend FDU will receive a pre-paid voucher and information regarding scheduling their math assessment via email.

We administer Accuplacer Online, which is designed to determine your ability with elementary algebra and college level math. The exams are multiple choice format. You will begin with Elementary Algebra and you will proceed to College Level Math depending on the Elementary Algebra score. The assessments are adaptive, which means that the computer automatically determines the next questions based upon responses to prior questions. Sessions are untimed, so you will have sufficient time to think about your desired answer. Once that answer has been selected and confirmed, you may not return to it.

It is important to do your best, as your score indicates the right math course for you to be the most successful in your college education.

Students may take one math placement retest at least two weeks after their initial assessment date. These retests will be offered on campus at FDU on select dates during the summer, but before the first day of class.

Students can find more information about the math assessment online, with FAQs and interactive online learning tools for Classic Accuplacer assessments of Elementary Algebra and College Level Math.

Students with documented disabilities requiring special accommodations for testing must contact Disability Support Services at (973) 443-8079 at least two weeks prior to their scheduled assessment.

Foreign Languages

Students who are fluent in a foreign language have the option of taking the New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Exam to receive up to 12 hours of credit. The exam is offered in over 50 languages and can be proctored either at FDU or NYU. Students are required to pay exam fees and additional fees applicable to transfer credits. For more information, call our office at (973) 443-8538.