you are required to take a placement test for English or math, we highly
recommend that you prepare. You are eligible to receive two weeks of
placement test prep tutoring from the Academic Center. Call 410-386-8300 for
you will find additional information to help you prepare:
uses Accuplacer (Next Generation), a College Board product, to test for English
skills. Preview and
practice Accuplacer's sample questions.
the English computerized test results are not decisive, students will be
required to provide a writing sample to determine placement.
are allowed unlimited time to write the essay based on a choice of
professors review the essay and determine course placement based on
the grammar, punctuation, organization and idea development. Prospective
students should construct a well-organized short essay including
an opening paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Topics that may be tested include:
No matter what your skill level is, ALEKS PPL is designed to figure out what you already know and what you still need to work on. If you are given a question that you are unsure of how to solve, it is recommended that you make your best attempt and still answer the question. There is an “I don’t know” option for each question as well. Remember that this system will give you a different type of problem each time, so even if you don’t know a couple questions in a row, you should still attempt all subsequent questions with your best effort. You may not go back to any questions after you have answered them, so take your time and submit each answer carefully.