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Placement Tests

All new students are required to take a placement test in reading, writing and math to determine their college readiness and placement in the appropriate college level classes. Check your LaGuardia VIP account for information about exemptions and links to prepare for the exams.

Appointments for Placement Testing: After applying for admission and receiving acceptance to LaGuardia, all incoming students--both freshman and transfer students--are required to take the CUNY Assessment Tests. You will receive an email with a testng appointment if you do not meet the requirements for exemption. If you're not able to attend on the given test date, you can reschedule. The information for rescheduling will be provided in the email.

Students may qualify for exemption from the tests based upon NY State regents scores, standardized test results in the SAT or national ACT, or having earned college credits from an accredited college or university in English writing and mathematics courses. 

Please refer to CUNY's testing page, email or call the Testing Office at (718) 482-5146  for further information. 


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