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 New Student Orientation (for full-time freshmen) and Transfer Orientation (for transfer students only), placement tests will be administered for those who have not completed first-level reading, English, &/or mathematics courses required by their major.

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.

It is important to do your best on these exams. Your score indicates the best place for you to begin to be most successful for your college education. 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 course(s) prepare you to be successful in your college level work, which will be the next step after successful completion of the developmental course(s).