Accademic Placement Assessment
Composition Placement: First-year students are assessed and placed into an appropriate section of Composition or Honors English based upon review of English course grades, Regents Exam scores, AP scores, and a review of SAT results.
Mathematics Placement Levels: First-year students are assigned a Math placement Level (MPL) based on math courses taken, grades, Regents Exam scores, and AP scores. The MPL determines what course a student is prepared to take. The choice of math course will be partially determined by the student’s academic area of interest.
Foreign Language Placement: Students who wish to meet the foreign language requirement at New Paltz by continuing with the same language studied in high school will be placed according to the number of years the language was studied, grades, Regents Exam, and the time elapsed since a course was last taken.
Note: Students, who are bringing in college credit, whether through Advanced Placement, CLEP, or transfer credit from another college, should consult with academic advisor during orientation regarding placement.