Placement Testing in Mathematics, Reading, and English

First-time university students may need to complete the Stevenson University placement tests in mathematics or English and reading prior to registration unless exempted as noted below. All students transferring to the University must also take placement tests unless exempted by SAT scores or achievement of a grade of “C” or better in courses equivalent to courses that serve as Stevenson’s prerequisites to the regular entry-level courses in math, reading, and English (i.e., DEVM 105# for math, DEVR 106# for reading, and ENG 148 for English).

English and Reading Comprehension Placement - All students meeting any of the following criteria are required to take the sentence skills and reading comprehension placement test prior to registering for their first English course at Stevenson University:

  • SAT critical reading between 400 and 510
  • ACT combined score of English and Reading between 32 and 44
  • Have not achieved the grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course at another institution

Math Placement – All students meeting any of the following criteria are required to take the mathematics placement test prior to registering for their first math course at Stevenson University:

  • SAT math score between 400 and 490
  • ACT score between 16 and 20
  • Have not achieved the grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course at another institution

Students who do not meet any of the aforementioned criteria are auto-placed into the appropriate English, reading, and math courses.