Placement Testing

Placement testing and assisted self-placement aid in your success as a Keuka College student by guiding you to courses that meet your academic needs. In most cases, you will not be able to register for classes until you have completed the placement process.

Math Placement

The Math Placement test is a short test you’ll take during NSO to ensure that you’re enrolled in the appropriate math class relative to your background and skills. The test covers algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus, and will be graded immediately upon completion.

Mandatory for freshmen, if needed for transfer students.

Keuka College has a limited number of non-graphing calculators available for use on the Math Placement Exam. Therefore, we suggest that if you have a non-graphing calculator at home please bring it with you to the orientation date you select. Thank you.

English Placement

Placement in first-year English courses is conducted via assisted self-placement. Self-Placement means that you have input over which course or courses you want to take. Assisted means the Writing Program Director, your advisors, and your instructors are here to help you make that decision.

Prior to the start of the semester, you’ll be asked to complete a brief survey and to write an essay to bring to your first English course. Your instructor will read your essay and, along with the Writing Program Director, adjust placement if necessary. Advisors will be apprised of all recommendations, and the Writing Program will assist should you wish to make a course change.

During New Student Orientation (NSO), our Writing Program Director will explain in more detail the Self-Placement experience and what to expect.

Have Questions or Need Testing Accommodations?

If you have questions regarding placement testing or if you are a student with a disability who is in need of alternative testing accommodations, please contact:

Jennifer Robinson
Assistant Director of Student Success
and Disability Services Coordinator
[email protected]  

If you are a qualified individual entitled to reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please complete the Voluntary Disclosure of Disability Form and send to the Student Success Office.

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