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 submission of the Enrollment Deposit but prior to their enrolling in any courses at the University.

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

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • Advanced Algebra and Functions

First Year Foundations Placement Testing

May 2019

TEST DATE

REPORTING

TIME

TESTING BEGINS

PROMPTLY AT

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm

June 2019

TEST DATE

REPORTING

TIME

TESTING BEGINS

PROMPTLY AT

Monday, June 3, 2019 11:15am 11:30am
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Monday, June 3, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:15am 11:30am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:15am 11:30am
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:45am 8:00am
Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:45am 10:00am
Monday, June 10, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Monday, June 10, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:15am 11:30am
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:15am 11:30am
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:45pm 5:00pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:45am 8:00am
Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:45am 10:00am

If you have any question, concern or require assistance in scheduling your First Year Foundations Placement Test appointment, you may contact the Office of Testing.  The telephone number is 973-720-3095 or email Testcenter@wpunj.edu 

 You must have a current unexpired photo ID on your scheduled test date.  If you do not have an identification, you may complete William Paterson University's application by clicking here: Photo ID Application

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

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

Accuplacer sample questions are available for students

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 for an updated announcement or you may call 973-720-2570.