Placement into Writing and Mathematics Courses
Students are placed in the math and writing courses based on their entrance exam scores and other criteria. Upon request, writing and math placement tests can be administrated. All writing exams are administered virtually; the math exams are administered both virtually and in person. Please note students can only take each placement test one time. See below for details.
Placement for Fall 2023
Placement for the Fall 2023 has begun.
Self-Directed Writing Placement - Fall 2023
The goal of the Writing Course Finder you are about to complete is to help identify the first-semester writing course right for you. To do so, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your writing history, strengths as a writer, reader, and thinker, and areas in which you would like to improve.
MMC faculty review your responses and course selection before registration and will reach out to you if needed.
Note: If you do not fill out this form during the timing requested, the Student Success Advisement Team will make your writing placement for you.
Please click here to read MMC’s Academic Honesty Policy.
Click here for the Self-Directed Writing Placement FAQ
Examples of Sample Student Essays:
WRIT 099; WRIT 101-011; WRIT 101; WRIT 201
Math Placement Test
This 120 minutes math placement exam consists of quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics.
Administered by the College Board, the Math Placement Exam takes place on Accuplacer, a software system that facilities the process. In order to register for a math placement exam, Marymount needs to solicit your birthdate to create a test voucher for Accuplacer. Important: Please click here and provide us with that information
Students can take the math placement exam one of two ways. The easiest and most straight-forward way would be to register for an in-person exam with a proctor (dates below). All you would need to do is register for one of the available time slots, submit the needed information (link above after the word Important), and show up the day of the exam with your test voucher and ID.
Registration is now open for the on-campus, in-person math placement. Make a reservation by clicking on a date and time that works best for you.
If you need to take the math placement exam remotely, there are a lot more steps and protocols to address than the in-person. Click here for instructions on how to take the math placement exam remotely.
You can take the math placement exam either in person (on MMC campus) or remotely.
Online math placement exam are administered by Proctortrack in conjunction with Accuplacer. If you want to register for an online math placement exam, you will need to first register on Proctortrack. Once you create your account, you will need to submit a face and ID scan to verify your identity. Once your account is set up, you can then secure a date and time for your exam. For reference, you should download the Proctortrack Student Guide for detailed instructions on creating and verifying your account.
Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation. If you need accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to prepare for the exam, here is a link to the study guide and practice exam
If you have a learning, physical, psychological, hearing, visual and/or medical disability and need accommodations please email or call The Office of Disability Services at (212) 774-0719
Any questions about placements exams can be emailed to email@example.com