The College Testing Office administers the CUNY Assessment Tests through which students demonstrate their proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Interest testing and other forms of educational testing are available.
CUNY Skills Assessment Tests
The Board of Trustees of CUNY requires that students must demonstrate their proficiency in basic learning skills. The purpose of the program is to ensure that students have the skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities for learning provided by their college. Students lacking those skills will receive special assistance to help prepare them for college work.
The tests are given to entering freshmen, so that students who are weak in any skills area can obtain help from their college. Students who do not meet these CUNY standards the first time they take any of the tests will have opportunities to retake the tests at later dates.
The tests establish minimum standards throughout CUNY, and students who meet these standards have satisfied the University requirements. Individual colleges, as part of their own requirements, often set higher standards before they permit students to enroll in certain courses.
Student Information Bulletin
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- Who must take the tests?
- Where and when are the tests given?
- What can students do to prepare for the tests?
- What should students bring with them to the tests?
- What happens to students who meet the CUNY standards?
- What happens to students who do not meet the CUNY standards?
- What are the rules for late testing?
- How are students notified of the test results?
- How can test results be appealed?
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