COURSE PLACEMENT INFORMATION FOR
INCOMING 16/FA STUDENTS
READING PLACEMENT
Determined by the ACCUPLACER
Reading Comprehension (RC) score

SCORE RANGES 
READING COURSE PLACEMENT 
RC = 20 – 56 
CS 0409* REQUIRED ** 
RC = 57 – 73 
CS 0412*
REQUIRED 
RC = 74 – 87 
NO READING COURSES REQUIRED
(CS 1501
recommended – 3
elective college credits) 
RC = 88 – 120 
NO READING COURSES REQUIRED
or RECOMMENDED 
*CS 0409 and CS 0412 are
Developmental Reading courses that do not count
towards graduation/college credit.
**Students placed in CS 0409
are also required to complete CS 0412 after they have passed
CS 0409. 
WRITING PLACEMENT
Determined by the ACCUPLACER
Essay score 
SCORE RANGES 
WRITING COURSE PLACEMENT 
ESSAY = 0 – 3 
ENG 1033/1034 REQUIRED
(Twosemester, sixcredithour
version of College Composition)
(Only three of the six credits
count towards graduation) 
ESSAY = 4 – 5 
ENG 1031/1032 REQUIRED
(Onesemester, sixcredithour
version of College Composition)
(Only three of the six credits
count towards graduation) 
ESSAY = 6 – 8 
ENG 1030 REQUIRED
(Threecredithour format of
College Composition) 
MATH PLACEMENT
Determined by the ACCUPLACER
Elementary Algebra (EA) score
and/or the CollegeLevel
Math (CLM) score (if administered*) 
SCORE RANGES 
MATH COURSE PLACEMENT 
EA = 20  57 
MATH 0901* REQUIRED

EA = 58 –74 
MATH 0901* REQUIRED – RETEST (recommended)
Students are eligible to repeat the Elementary Algebra test section. It is strongly recommended that students review Basic Algebra prior to retesting. A free ACCUPLACER WebBased Study App is provided at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepareforaccuplacer Elementary Algebra section. (Only one retest is permitted.) 
EA ³ 75 
MATH 1010 or MATH1016 or MATH1030
(SEEK ADVISEMENT ABOUT MATH REQS FOR YOUR MAJOR)
OR
MATH 1000 – College Algebra
(ONLY if major requires this course)
(see list of majors that specify MATH 1000 in testing folder) 
EA = 100 – 120 AND/OR CLM**
£ 64 
MATH 1010 or MATH1016 or MATH1030
(SEEK ADVISEMENT ABOUT MATH REQS FOR YOUR MAJOR)
OR
MATH 1000 – College Algebra
(ONLY if major requires this course)
(see list of majors that specify MATH 1000 in testing folder) 
CLM** = 65 –
94 
MATH 1044/1054 ELIGIBLE***
(SEEK ADVISEMENT ABOUT MATH
REQS OF YOUR MAJOR) 
CLM** ³ 95 
MATH 2415 ELIGIBLE***
(SEEK ADVISEMENT ABOUT MATH
REQS OF YOUR MAJOR) 
*Math 0901 Basic Algebra is a
Developmental Math course that does not count towards
graduation/college credit.
**The CollegeLevel Math
test is administered to students with EA scores
³
100.
***Any student eligible to
take MATH 1044/1054 (or MATH 2411) because of his/her CLM
score should discuss the math requirements of his/her major
with an advisor to determine if MATH 1044/1054 (or MATH
2411) should be taken.

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Majors that require MATH 1000 and/or require MATH 1044/1054 to fulfill General Education Math Foundation Requirements
* See placement test score. The prerequisite for MATH 1044/1054 is MATH 1000 if EA < 100 and/or CLM < 65
College of Business and Public Management 
B.S. 
Accounting 
MATH 1044/1054* 
B.S. 
Marketing 
MATH 1044/1054* 
B.S. 
Finance 
MATH 1044/1054* 
B.S. 
Global Business 
MATH 1044/1054* 
B.S. 
Management (All Options) 
MATH 1044/1054* 
B.A. 
Public Administration (All Options) 
MATH 1000 
College of Education
*All Majors in the College of Education that require second majors/academic content areas must also meet math requirements of that major. 
B.A. 
Early Childhood 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
Speech LanguageHearing Sciences 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
Special Education P3 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
Special Education K5 
MATH 1000 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
B.A. 
Economics (All Options) 
MATH 1054/1044* 
B.A. 
English Teach. Cert. (Dual Disabilities Option included) 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
English/ Teach. English in Global Setting 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
History Teach. Cert. (Dual Disabilities Option only) 
MATH 1000 
College of Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences 
B.S. 
Sustainability Science 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Information Technology 
MATH 1054* 
B.A. 
Biology (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Biology (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Med. Tech (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Clinical Lab Sci (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.A. 
Chemistry (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Chemistry (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.A. 
Earth Science (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Earth Science (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.A. 
Math Sciences (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Computer Science (All Options) 
MATH 1054* 
B.S. 
Health Info. Management 
MATH 1000 
College of Visual and Performing Arts 
B.A. 
Fine Arts Teach. Cert. 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
Music Education 
MATH 1000 
B.A. 
Music 
MATH 1000 
B.M. 
Music Performance 
MATH 1000 
Robert Busch School of Design 
B.I.D. 
Industrial Design 
MATH 1000 
New Jersey Center for Science Technology and Mathematics
Math courses are specific to STEM program. Please see the curriculum guide sheet and an academic advisor.
For more information, please call NJCSTM: 9087377200 or email njcste@kean.edu 
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FRENCH COURSE PLACEMENT
Determined by the WebCAPE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM TEST
SCORE

SCORE RANGES 
FRENCH COURSE PLACEMENT 
Below 260 
FREN 1101 
260336 
FREN 1102 
337402 
FREN 2101 (GRAMMAR: READING AND WRITING) 
403476 
FREN 2102 (CONVERSATION) 
Above 476 
Please take 3000 level courses; and/or seek advisement
from the School of Global Education and Innovation 
GERMAN COURSE PLACEMENT
Determined by the WebCAPE
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM TEST SCORE

SCORE RANGES 
GERMAN COURSE PLACEMENT 
Below 292 
GERM 1101 
292383 
GERM 1102 
384492 
GERM 2101 
Above 492 
GERM 2102 
SPANISH COURSE PLACEMENT
Determined by the WebCAPE
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM TEST SCORE

SCORE RANGES 
SPANISH COURSE PLACEMENT 
Below 270 
SPAN 1101 
270345 
SPAN 1102 
346427 
SPAN 2101 
428485 
SPAN 2102 
Above 485 
Please take 3000 level courses from the following list:
SPAN 3101 (ADVANCED SPANISH I)
or
SPAN 3102 (ADVANCED SPANISH II)
or
SPAN 3100 (ADVANCED SPANISH COMPOSITION)
or
SPAN 3105 (ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION)
and/or
seek advisement
from the School of Global Education and Innovation

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KEAN UNIVERSITY
Maxine and Jack Lane Center for
Academic Success
Phone: (908) 7370340 Website:
http://placementtest.kean.edu
v Understanding
Your Test Results/Course Placements
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v Individualized
Initial Course Placements v
Students enter the University with varying skills levels and differing levels of preparedness for collegelevel coursework. Therefore, each incoming freshman is assessed prior to registration and provided with individualized initial course placements based on criteria such as placement test results and SAT scores. Your individualized course placements tell you:
 which format of College Composition you are required to take
 whether any reading courses are required or recommended to help prepare you for readingintensive collegelevel coursework
 whether a developmental math course is required to help prepare you for your collegelevel math coursework
 if you took the CLM test, whether you are eligible to take Precalculus or Calculus
 and–if you took the WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam–which level of French, Spanish, or German you should take
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Your Reading Course Placement
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Your reading course placement is determined by your Reading Comprehension (RC) score on the placement test. Kean offers two developmental (noncollegecredit) reading courses, CS 0409 (Basic Reading Skills) and CS 0412 (Introduction to Academic Reading), as well as a collegelevel reading course, CS 1501 (College Reading and Study Skills).
 If your RC score is £ 56, you are required to take both developmental reading courses, CS 0409 and CS 0412 (sequentially).
 If your RC score is 57–73, you are required to take the secondlevel developmental course only (CS 0412).
 If your RC score is in the range of scores considered borderline (74–87), you are strongly encouraged (but not required) to take the collegelevel reading course, CS 1501.
 If your RC score is ³ 88 or you were exempt from reading testing because your SATCritical Reading/Verbal score was ³ 520, no reading courses are required or recommended.
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Your Writing Course Placement
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College Composition, the freshman writing course required of all students, is offered in three different formats designed to match students’ skills levels. The format of College Composition you are required to take is determined by your score on the Essay section of the placement test.
Kean offers a threecredithour format of College Composition (ENG 1030) and two different extended sixcredithour formats of College Composition (ENG 1031/1032 and ENG 1033/1034) designed for students whose placement test essays indicate they should take the course in a more intensive format that provides additional class time for writing instruction/skills development. ENG 1031/1032 is a sixcredit course taken in one semester; ENG 1033/1034 is a sixcredit course taken in two sequential semesters (i.e., three credits each semester) to give students more time to develop their writing skills.
 If your Essay score is 0–3, you are required to take ENG 1033/1034, the twosemester, sixcredithour version of College Composition. Only three of the six credits for ENG 1033/1034 count towards graduation.
 If your Essay score is 4–5, you are required to take ENG 1031/1032, the onesemester, sixcredithour version of College Composition. Only three of the six credits for ENG 1031/1032 count towards graduation.
 If your Essay score is ³ 6 or you were exempt from writing testing because your SATWriting score was ³ 520, you will take the threecredithour format of College Composition, ENG 1030.
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Your Math Course Placement
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Whether or not you are required to take a developmental math course prior to taking your collegelevel math course(s) is determined by your Elementary Algebra (EA) score on the placement test.
 If your EA score is £ 57, you are required to take the developmental math course, MATH 0901 (Basic Algebra), before you take your collegelevel math course(s).
 If your EA score is 5869, you are required to take the developmental math course, MATH 0901 (Basic Algebra), before you take your collegelevel math course(s), however, you are eligible to take the Algebra Diagnostics Test and participate in My Foundations Lab in order to prepare for a retake of the Algebra test section.
 If your EA score is 7074, you are required to take the developmental math course, MATH 0901 (Basic Algebra), before you take your collegelevel math course(s), however, you are eligible to take the Math Challenge Test; if you do not receive a score of 75 or above, then you would still be eligible to take the Algebra Diagnostics Test and participate in My Foundations Lab in order to prepare for a final retake of the Algebra test section.
 If your EA score is ³ 75 or you were exempt from math testing because your SATMath score was ³ 530, you are NOT required to take developmental math before you can take the first collegelevel math course required by your major.
The ACCUPLACER CollegeLevel Mathematics (CLM) test is automatically administered to students with EA scores ³ 100 and, upon request, to students exempt from EA testing due to their SATMath scores. The CLM test score is used to determine preparedness for Precalculus and Calculus I:
 If your CLM score is in the 65–94 range, you are eligible to take MATH 1054 (Precalculus) or MATH 1044 (Precalculus for Business).
 If your CLM score is ³ 95, you are eligible to take MATH 2415 (Calculus I).
Whether or not you take any advanced math course for which you are eligible will largely depend on whether the course is required by your particular major.
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Your Foreign Language Course Placement
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Kean does NOT have a foreign language requirement, but if you want to study French, German, or Spanish at Kean, your score on the WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam determines which course you should take first.
 For French, if your score is < 260, you should take FREN 1101 (Basic French I); if your score is 260–336, you should take FREN 1102 (Basic French II); if your score is 337–402, you should take FREN 2101 (Intermediate French Grammar, Reading and Writing); and if your score is > 402, you should take FREN 2102 (French Conversation).
 For German, if your score is < 292, you should take GERM 1101 (Basic German I); if your score is 292–383, you should take GERM 1102 (Basic German II); if your score is 384–492, you should take GERM 2101 (Intermediate German I); and if your score is > 492, you should take GERM 2102 (Intermediate German II).
 For Spanish, if your score is < 270, you should take SPAN 1101 (Basic Spanish I); if your score is 270–345, you should take SPAN 1102 (Basic Spanish II); if your score is 346–427, you should take SPAN 2101 (Intermediate Spanish I); and if your score is > 427, you should take SPAN 2102 (Intermediate Spanish II).
v Descriptions of
Courses v
CS 0409 (Basic Reading Skills): This course is designed to develop proficiency in reading to meet the curriculum needs of succeeding courses. Emphasis is on vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Prerequisites: none (placement by ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score).
CS 0412 (Introduction to Academic Reading): In this course, students will focus on improving and refining their reading comprehension skills, increasing their general and specific vocabulary levels, matching reading strategies with their learning styles, and applying appropriate strategies to collegelevel texts. CS 0412 is offered only in a “paired course” format; i.e., students will concurrently enroll in a CS 0412 section and a designated collegelevel course (such as a sociology, health, or psychology course). The skills and strategies studied in the CS 0412 class will be applied to the materials and assignments of the course with which it is paired. Prerequisites: successful completion of CS 0409 or appropriate score on ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test.
CS 1501 (College Reading and Study Skills): This collegelevel course (three elective credits) is designed to help students increase the efficiency of their reading and learning skills. Topics covered include classroom listening and notetaking skills; reading skills for the content areas, including vocabulary development and speed and accuracy of reading comprehension; study skills, such as textbook notetaking, memory improvement, test preparation, and testtaking; and organizational skills such as time management and task analysis and prioritization. Prerequisites: successful completion of CS 0409 and CS 0412 or appropriate score on ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test.
College Composition(ENG 1030 or ENG 1031/1032, or ENG 1033/1034): This course covers expository and persuasive writing for academic purposes. Emphasis is placed on writing as a reflective and social process; writing across the curriculum; critical thinking; and the development of a personal intellectual perspective and style of expression. Prerequisites: none.
MATH 0901 (Basic Algebra): Topics covered in this course include operations with real numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions, linear equations, graphing equations of lines, applications and word problems, operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations, and operations with square roots. Prerequisite: none (placement by ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score). NONCREDIT
MATH 1000 (Algebra for College Students): Topics covered in this course include operations with real numbers, polynomial expressions, exponents, rational and radical expressions; solutions of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities; solutions of linear and nonlinear systems of equations; and an introduction to functions and their graphs. Prerequisite: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required).
MATH 1010 (Foundations of Mathematics): An introduction to mathematical reasoning including problemsolving strategies, sets and set operations, logic, geometry, and statistics. Prerequisite: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required).
MATH 1016 (Statistics): Topics covered in this course include: descriptive and inferential statistics, graphic treatment of data, characteristics of distributions, statistical models, correlation, regression, estimation and hypothesis testing. Computer applications. Prerequisite: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required).
MATH 1030 (Problem Solving in Mathematics): This course focuses on development and application of problem solving strategies to a variety of problems within and outside of mathematics, making connections between mathematics and other content areas, numerous and varied experiences with problem solving as a method of inquiry, and applications. Prerequisite: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required).
MATH 1044 (Precalculus for Business): Topics covered in this course include equations, inequalities, and their applications; functions and graphs, lines, parabolas and systems of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; compound interest, present value, annuities and amortization of loans; matrix algebra, GaussJordan elimination and applications; inverse of a matrix, solutions of systems of equations and inequalities; and problem solving methods. Student will be required to acquire a specified graphing calculator. Cannot be used as a prerequisite for MATH 2415.
Prerequisites: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required) and MATH 1000 or appropriate score onACCUPLACER CollegeLevel Mathematics test.
MATH 1054 (Precalculus): Topics covered in this course include exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions with emphasis on trigonometric identities and trigonometric analysis; complex numbers, polar coordinates, plane vectors and trigonometric forms of complex numbers; arithmetic and geometric sequences and series; and problem solving methods.
Prerequisites: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required) and MATH 1000 or appropriate score onACCUPLACER CollegeLevel Mathematics test.
MATH 2415 (Calculus I): Topics covered in this course include functions, limits, and continuity; differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions; tangent and normal lines; Newton’s method; optimization and related rate problems. Course includes applications to the physical, biological, and managerial sciences and computer applications.
Prerequisites: successful completion of MATH 0901 (if required) and MATH 1000 and MATH 1054 or appropriate score onACCUPLACER CollegeLevel Mathematics test.
v Answers to
Frequently Asked Questions v
Q: Where can I find a list of all the courses required by my intended major?
A: For a list of all the courses you will need to complete to earn your degree, go to the CAS website (www.kean.edu/~cas) and click on the GUIDE SHEETS link; then click on the CURRENT GUIDE SHEETS link and select your major.
Q: Why is College Composition offered in different formats?
A: Because the writing skills of entering freshmen vary, Kean does not have a “onesizefitsall” freshman composition course. Instead, College Composition is offered in a variety of formats designed to match students’ skills levels. ENG 1030 is the threecredit, onesemester version of College Composition; ENG 1031/1032 is the sixcredit, onesemester version; and ENG 1033/1034 is the sixcredit, twosemester version. The two “extended” versions of College Composition–ENG 1031/1032 and ENG 1033/1034–are designed for students whose placement test essays indicate that they should take the course in a format that provides for more intensive/extensive development of their writing skills. (Three of the six credits earned in ENG 1031/1032 or ENG 1033/1034 are Supplemental University Instruction credits that do not count towards graduation.)
Q: Why are reading courses required or recommended for some students?
A: Many University courses require that students master extensive and often complex assigned readings/texts. In order to prepare students to succeed in such courses, reading courses are required or recommended for incoming freshmen whose Reading Comprehension scores on the placement test fall within certain ranges.
Q: Why is CS 1501 recommended for some students?
A: CS 1501 (College Reading and Study Skills) is recommended (but not required) for students with borderline scores (7487) on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test. The recommendation will be noted on your Individual Score Report if your Reading Comprehension score falls within this range. While not required to take developmental noncredit reading, students in this category, would benefit from developing their reading and study skills strategies at the beginning of their college careers. CS 1501 is a collegelevel course that earns three elective credits. Most majors, except Education majors, have elective credits.
Q: What collegelevel math course(s) will I be required to take?
A: The collegelevel math course(s) you will be required to complete will depend upon your major. All majors require at least one collegelevel math course. Some majors, especially those under the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences and the College of Business and Pubic Administration, require a sequence of two or more math courses. To view the specific requirements of your intended major, go to the CAS website (www.kean.edu/~cas) and click on the GUIDE SHEETS link; then click on the CURRENT GUIDE SHEETS link and select your major.
Q: Which courses have credits that do not count towards graduation?
A: The credits earned in the developmental reading courses CS 0409 (Basic Reading Skills) and CS 0412 (Introduction to Academic Reading), the developmental math course MATH 0901 (Basic Algebra), and some English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, are developmental credits that do not count towards graduation or factor in your Grade Point Average (GPA). In each of the “extended” sixcredit versions of College Composition (ENG 1031/1032 and ENG 1033/1034), three of the six credits earned are Supplemental University Instruction credits that do not count towards graduation or factor in your GPA. However, developmental and supplemental credits do count in your semester credit load; i.e., they do count in determining your full or parttime status and therefore your tuition as well as your eligibility for housing, athletics, financial aid, etc.
Q: Won’t I “fall behind” if I have to take credits that don’t count towards graduation?
A: Many students–at Kean as well as most other colleges/universities–have to take developmental or supplementalcredit courses at the beginning of their college careers. Such courses are required of students because this initial investment in skills development has proven to be critical to students’ success and persistence in college. The most common way students “catch up” on credits is by taking courses during one or more summers during their undergraduate years.
Q: What should I do if I am entitled to accommodations in my classes due to a documented learning disability?
A: You should contact Ms. Donna Dingle, Disability Services; Downs Hall (DN 122), (908) 7374910 or email disabilityservices@kean.edu.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions regarding my Math course placement?
A: If you have any questions about your Math course placement, you should call the School of General Studies at (908) 7370330—before registration.
Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions about my placement test results/course placements?
A: If you have additional questions regarding your placement test results/course placements, you should call the Placement Testing Office at (908) 7370340—before registration.
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