Exam Information

Description of the Tests

English

The English test measures your skills in certain areas of English. It consists of three sections: essay, reading comprehension and sentence sense. These sections are designed to measure your reading and writing skills to determine if you are prepared to begin regular college courses.

Essay

You will be given 20 minutes to write an essay on an assigned topic. In general, your essay will be scored on how well you phrase your ideas and organize them, and whether you use specific examples to support your ideas. You are expected to follow the conventions of standard written English.

Reading Comprehension

35 minutes, 32 questions. This section of the test measures how well you understand what you read. The questions will be based on information contained in the passages.

Sentence Sense

30 minutes, 30 questions. This section of the test measures how much you know about the way parts of a sentence fit together and about the ways to make the meaning of a sentence clear.

Math - Level 1

The first part of the mathematics test measures your quantitative and elementary algebra skills. It consists of two sections: computation and elementary algebra.

Computation

30 minutes, 25 questions. This section of the test measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. The topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and applications using arithmetic.

Elementary Algebra

30 minutes, 25 questions. This section of the test measures your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems that involve elementary algebraic concepts. The topics include operations with real numbers, polynomials, algebraic fractions and square root expressions, the use of the rules of exponents, factoring, solving equations, inequalities, and systems of equations, graphs of linear equations, and solving word problems.

Math - Level 2

An additional math test will measure your skills in intermediate algebra and precalculus including logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Precalculus

60 minutes, 35 questions. This section of the test covers intermediate algebra, functions, exponents, logarithms, and trigonometry.

Foreign Language

There are 1.5 hours allotted for the foreign language test but the time varies for each language.

Exam Examples

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