The Office of Testing and Evaluation places incoming students into the appropriate courses in English and mathematics.
Mathematics Course Placement
Students enrolling at Baruch College starting in Spring 2020 and later will be placed into the appropriate course in the mathematics course sequence based on the Multiple Measures Index Based Mathematics Course Placement Rubric developed by the Department of Mathematics.
Effective, October 1, 2019, the City University of New York has retired the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics 6 — College Level Math & Placement. This examination is no longer being administered.
English Course Placement
First Year Students (Freshmen)
Every new student at Baruch completes two semesters of First-Year Writing to help prepare them for college writing and beyond: ENG 2100 and ENG 2150.
All incoming First Year Students are required to take the Baruch Writing Placement to us place you into the right course for you: either ENG 2100: Writing I or ENG 2100T: Writing I for English Language Learners.
In the Baruch Writing Placement you will be given detailed information about the two courses, and we’ll ask you for a short answer about which you feel would be better for you. You’ll also be asked to write a short essay to provide us with a sample of your writing skills. Based on these responses, faculty who teach First-Year Writing will place you into the course that will best support you as a writer and a student. Please keep in mind that the two courses require the same amount of work and have the same course goals, and both count for your required English composition requirement as a Baruch student.
English As A Second Language (ESL) Students
ESL Students who do not have a New York State English Regents score or who have not met the CUNY Benchmark Scores on the SAT, ACT, New York State Regents or CUNY Proficiency Index will be required to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing to determine both writing proficiency and appropriate course placement.
ESL Students who are deemed proficient in English and do not have transfer credit for ENG 2100 or ENG 2100T on the Baruch College transcript may be asked to take a placement test to determine the appropriate course placement in English.
Students who are deemed proficient in English, may be asked to take a placement test to determine the appropriate course placement in English.
The Office of Testing and Evaluation is currently providing academic and student support services in person and remotely.
You may visit our office or utilize our Virtual Office service.