CAS Placement Examinations
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Calculus Placement Information and Examinations
The Department of Mathematics has important information here on the prerequisites and criteria for entering Calculus I and placing into higher levels of calculus, as well as information on how Advanced Placement and other examinations may affect placement. For a schedule of upcoming calculus placement exams, click here.SUMMER 2013
Incoming freshmen and transfers may take an on-campus calculus placement exam on Friday, June 7 or Friday, June 21; Tuesday, August 27; or Thursday, August 29. Pre-registration is required. Click here.
Advanced General Chemistry Placement ExaminationStudents planning a major in chemistry or biochemistry (and others with a a strong interest in the physical sciences and mathematics) may take an examination for possible placement in Advanced General Chemistry I and Laboratory (CHEM-UA 127) instead of General Chemistry I and Laboratory (CHEM-UA 125).
Prerequisites: high school chemistry (Advanced Placement or equivalent international credentials preferred), high school physics, and AP Calculus AB credit (or equivalent) for incoming freshmen or Calculus II at NYU for continuing students.
The examination is offered during Welcome Week at the end of August. Please check here or contact the Department of Chemistry directly for dates, times, and locations.
Computer Science Placement Information and ExaminationsStudents with little or no programming knowledge who are considering a major or minor in computer science should begin with Introduction to Computer Programming (CSCI-UA 2). Students with a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science exam are expected to skip Introduction to Computer Science (CSCI-UA 101) and enroll in Data Structures (CSCI-UA 102).
Students considering the major or minor who have no AP credit or previous coursework but have gained a good knowledge of programming on their own are strongly advised to take a placement examination in the Department of Computer Science for possible waiver from CSCI-UA 2 and admission to CSCI-UA 101. Exams are given by appointment. Please contact the Department directly--click here
For more information on computer science placement click here
Foreign Language Testing Center (212-998-7030) at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For further information on language exams, contact the CAS Office of Academic Affairs in the Silver Center, Room 908 (212-998-8110) or email email@example.com
NYU offers both “placement exams” and “exemption exams.” Please read carefully below.
I. Placement exams in the following languages are only offered online, not in person:
- French (WebCAPE)
- German (WebCAPE)
- Spanish (WebCAPE)
- Hebrew (NYU exam)
- Korean (NYU exam)
- Latin (NYU exam)
- Mandarin (traditional and simplified) (NYU exams)
- Russian (NYU exam)
Default Password: nyulanguage
IB. For placement in Hebrew, Korean, Latin, Mandarin (traditional and simplified), and Russian, students must go to the College of Arts and Science’s language exam website and take the online exam of their choice:
II. Exemption-only paper exams in the following languages are offered in person (one hour long) for students who score above the specified cutoffs on the online placement exams:
- French: 600 or higher (SAT-2)
- German: 600 or higher (SAT-2)
- Spanish: 625 or higher (SAT-2)
- Hebrew: 42 or higher (departmental exam)
- Korean : 81 or higher (departmental exam)
- Latin: 35 or higher (departmental exam)
- Mandarin (traditional and simplified): 81 or higher (departmental exams, 90 minutes)
- Russian: 39 or higher (departmental exam)
III. Placement exams in the following languages are only offered in person, not online, and are one hour long:
● Modern Greek (departmental exam)
● Italian (SAT-2)
● Japanese (departmental exam; 75 minutes)
● Portuguese (departmental exam)
● Tagalog (Filipino) (departmental exam)
Depending on your score, these in person paper exams place you into the proper level of study or automatically exempt you form the College’s foreign language requirement.
IV. Signing up for in-person exams:
Students who are eligible and wish to take the French or Spanish in-person exams on:
June 7 must R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 27.
June 21 must R.S.V.P. to email@example.com by Monday, June 10.
Students who are eligible and wish to take any other in-person language exam (NOT French or Spanish) on:
June 7 must R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 5.
June 21 must R.S.V.P. to email@example.com by Wednesday, June 19.
Students who miss the RSVP deadline can take the in-person exemption exam during the fall.
Students registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) must R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days in advance of their scheduled testing time.
V. Schedule of in-person paper exams:
| Friday, June 7|| Silver 207||11:00am|
| Friday, June 21|| Silver 207||11:00am|
Be sure to bring your NYU I.D. card to the exam. Incoming students who do not yet have an NYU I.D. card are required to bring a government or school photo-I.D.
VI. Other languages: To take the Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu exams students should contact the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (212-998-8880). To take the Cantonese exam please email Professor Fiona Hui at email@example.com.
VII. For languages offered through our agreement with Columbia University, please click on "Columbia Language Exchange" to the left of the page.
VIII. Policies: Under very exceptional circumstances, students who wish to petition to re-take the same language exam should contact the Office of Academic Affairs in Silver 908. Language exam results are valid for no more than 18 months.
For further information contact the Office of Academic Affairs in the Silver Center, Room 908 (212-998-8110) or email firstname.lastname@example.org