Entering students are exempt from the reading and writing tests if they achieve a score of 480 or above on the verbal part of the SAT, 20 or above on the ACT, or 75 or above on the English Language Arts Regents. Likewise, students are exempt from the mathematics skills test if they achieve a score of 480 or above on the mathematics part of the SAT; 20 or above on the ACT, or 75 or above on the Sequential II or III or Math A Mathematics Regents.
Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States may be exempt from testing. Students whose degree is from a non-English speaking country should take the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test.
However, students who are exempt from the mathematics skills test are still required to take that test for placement into the appropriate mathematics courses.
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