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
  • Elementary Algebra

First Year Foundations Placement Testing

    May 2018

TEST DATE

REPORTING

TIME

TESTING BEGINS

PROMPTLY AT

Monday, May 21, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:15am 11:30am
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:15am 11:30am
Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:15pm 2:30pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:45pm 5:00pm

    June 2018

TEST DATE

REPORTING

TIME

TESTING BEGINS

PROMPTLY AT

Monday, June 4, 2018 10:00am 10:30am
Monday, June 4, 2018 2:00 2:30pm
Monday, June 4, 2018 4:30pm 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:00am 10:30am
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:00pm 2:30pm
Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:30pm 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00am 10:30am
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:00pm 2:30pm
Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:30pm 5:00pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00am 10:30am
Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:00pm 2:30pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 4:30pm 5:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:45am 8:00am

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 

 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: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/accuplacer-sample-questions-for-students.pdf or https://wpu.edready.org/home

You may also download the free Accuplacer study app.  Go to: https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org  Choose Classic Practice Test.

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.