Placement Exams

Students are required to complete English and mathematics courses for completion of their undergraduate degrees. Students are automatically placed into these courses based on the results of their score on the appropriate portions of the SAT/ACT exams. Without these scores, students will be required to take placement exams to determine appropriate instruction levels. For those with test scores, these exams are optional if they wish to be re-evaluated for the level of courses received on their course schedule.

Please note, your fall 2022 schedule cannot be created until these exams are completed or SAT/ACT test scores are submitted.

Math Placement

SAT 

 ACT

Eligible Courses 

<510

<20

MATH0900 Intro to College Mathematics

510-580

20-24

MATH1010 College Mathematics OR
MATH1050 Math Reasoning/Appl

590-640

25-27

MATH1020 Pre-Calculus,
MATH2010 Fundamentals of Math,
MATH2040 Finite Math/Applied Calc OR
STAT2110 Statistics

650-800

28-36

MATH2070 Calc w/ Analytic Geometry

English Placement

SAT 

 ACT

Eligible Courses 

<470

<17

CSEN0990 College Reading and Writing

470-510

17-22

CSEN1010 Reading and Writing Strategies

490-520

18-22 (and 3.5+ cumulative GPA)

CSEN 1020 Argument and Research

530+

23+

CSEN 1020 Argument and Research

If you have taken an SAT or ACT exam, please send us your scores to admissions@rmu.edu to be used for course placement purposes only.

These exams are brief, each taking less than 45 minutes to complete. There are specific instructions below to guide you through accessing each exam. Please follow them carefully and read all instructions before you begin. 

English

To access the exam:

  • Go to http://rmu.blackboard.com
  • Log in with your RMU username and password
  • The placement exam will appear in your Blackboard account upon successful log-in

Mathematics

To access the exam:

  • Go to http://rmu.blackboard.com
  • Log in with your RMU username and password
  • The placement exam will appear in your Blackboard account upon successful log-in

There are two different placement tests. Choose the appropriate placement test based on your major.

  • Calculus placement test: Mathematics, Elementary Education - Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Biology, Pre-Medicine
  • Algebra placement test: All other majors

To complete these exams please have the following information with you before you begin:

  • RMU Username
  • Your unique sentry password that you have created. If you have not created your Sentry Account, please visit rmu.edu/activate to do so right away.