New Student Information Guide
College Testing Office
South Administration Building (1A), Room 104
(718) 982 2380
All new students entering CSI must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics through a series of CUNY Skills Assessment Tests prior to advisement and registration. Some students may satisfy this requirement by achieving the necessary scores on the Regents, ACT, or SAT exams, or with college-level English and math courses (transfer students only).
You will automatically receive a testing appointment in the mail. Please try your best to make your first scheduled appointment, as it will impact your ability to enroll.
The Office of Academic Support offers a variety of workshops and self-study materials for newly admitted CSI students who need to take the CUNY Assessment Tests. In addition to the workshops, online reference materials are available for students who choose to prepare for their initial assessment tests on their own.
The outcomes of these tests may impact your admission status and enrollment at the college. For example, the College of Staten Island requires all incoming students who have failed parts I & II of the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics to complete CSI's free math immersion program prior to their first semester of matriculation at the College.
The Immersion Programs are intensive workshops which provide an opportunity for students who need to demonstrate proficiency on the CUNY Assessment Tests to receive tuition-free instruction in reading, writing and mathematics during the summer and/or January intersession. Students will retake the CUNY Assessment Test(s) in the discipline(s) in which they receive instruction during the program.