First Year Foundations

First Year Foundations Placement Test/Accuplacer

William Paterson University maintains a First Year Foundations Program to ensure students' preparedness for university-level study in the foundational areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

In order to determine if you need to take courses in the First Year Foundations Program, you will be required to take a placement test.   This test will help us to determine the appropriate first year foundations and college-level courses you should take in your first year at William Paterson University. The test is given to students on a rolling basis after admission but prior to their enrolling in any courses at the University.

The Office of Testing administers a standardized test called Accuplacer. Most of it is computerized and includes sections in each of the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Essay Writing

First Year Foundations sessions are held on the dates and times listed below

 July 2014

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

University Closed

5

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

11

University Closed

12

14

15

16

 

17

18

University Closed

19

8:00am

21

 

22

23

24

25

University Closed

26

28

2:30pm

5:00pm 

29

2:30pm

5:00pm

30

2:30pm

5:00pm

31

2:30pm

5:00pm

 August 2014

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

University Closed

2

4

 

5

2:30pm

5:00pm

6

9:30am

2:30pm

5:00pm

7

2:30pm

5:00pm

8

University Closed

9

8:00am

10:00am

11

12

13

 

14

15

University Closed

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25 

26

27

28

29

30

To schedule your appointment and register online, please click here: 

https://webapps.wpunj.edu/otbs/OnlineFYPTreg.cfm

Accuplacer sample questions for students, please visit The Collegeboard website by clicking here: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/preparation-sample.html

After taking the test you will receive a letter informing you of your first year foundations placement.

For more information on the First Year Foundations Program, please visit the First Year Foundations Website.

There may be times examinations are cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies.

In such cases, please visit our welcome page or you may call 973-720-2570.