Placement Testing Overview

Welcome to the Academic Resource Center's placement testing information site. Once you decide to attend the Metropolitan Campus of FDU, you will begin to receive information designed to guide you through the process.

During Overnight Orientation Days, newly admitted full-time undergraduates and transfer students who have not completed first-level reading, English, or mathematics courses required by their major must present themselves for testing.

Our test, Accuplacer™ Online, is designed to determine your ability with reading comprehension, sentence skills, and elementary algebra. In addition, depending on the requirements of your major, a foreign language exam may be administered.

If your test scores indicate that you do not place into college-level courses, you will be required to take developmental courses. These courses do not carry credit towards graduation but are counted for purposes of residency, financial aid and athletics eligibility. Developmental courses prepare you to be successful in your college level work. It is important to do your best on these exams.