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College Readiness

Are You Exempt from Taking Developmental Courses?

If you are enrolled in a degree program you’ll need to demonstrate college-level skills in English and Mathematics.

Options include:

  • High School GPA of 3.0 or above including:
    • For English exemption  ≥ 3.0 High School GPA
    • For Mathematics exception ≥ 3.0 High School GPA that includes Algebra II and one Algebra Intensive Course (Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry or Calculus)
  • Submit your transcript:
    • By mail: The Office of Registration & Records, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
      or
    • By email to registrar@ocean.edu. Include “Review requested for testing exemption” in your email.
  • Transcripts are good for up to five (5) years from the graduation date listed

Submit qualifying test scores to Registrar@ocean.edu:

TEST/Placement Measure

English

Mathematics
New PSAT
(as of Fall 2015)
PSAT Reading Test > 29Mathematics > 27.5
Old PSAT
(through Spring 2015)
PSAT Reading Test > 54Mathematics > 53
New SAT
(as of March 2016)
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing > 450Mathematics > 500
Old SAT
(through February 2016)
Critical Reading > 540Mathematics >530
PARCC (as of Fall 2015)Grade 11 English Language Arts & Literacy > 4Grade 11 Algebra II > 4
ACT*English/Writing with essay > 18 and Reading > 22Mathematics > 22
High School Equivalency AssessmentsTASC: Language Arts Reading 580 and Language Arts Writing 560 with 6 Essay

HiSET: Language Arts Reading 15 and Language Arts Writing 15 with Essay 4

GED: Reasoning Through Language Arts 165

TASC Mathematics > 560

HiSET Mathematics > 15

GED Mathematics >165

Next Generation Accuplacer

If you have a testing exemption (see below) for either the English or Math portion you can take only the needed test

TEST/Placement Measure

English

Mathematics
New PSAT
(as of Fall 2015)
PSAT Reading Test > 29Mathematics > 27.5
Old PSAT
(through Spring 2015)
PSAT Reading Test > 54Mathematics > 53
New SAT
(as of March 2016)
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing > 450Mathematics > 500
Old SAT
(through February 2016)
Critical Reading > 540Mathematics >530
PARCC (as of Fall 2015)Grade 11 English Language Arts & Literacy > 4Grade 11 Algebra II > 4
ACT*English/Writing with essay > 18 and Reading > 22Mathematics > 22
High School Equivalency AssessmentsTASC: Language Arts Reading 580 and Language Arts Writing 560 with 6 Essay

HiSET: Language Arts Reading 15 and Language Arts Writing 15 with Essay 4

GED: Reasoning Through Language Arts 165

TASC Mathematics > 560

HiSET Mathematics > 15

GED Mathematics >165

You can prove proficiency to enroll in pre-calculus or calculus by:

  • Schedule pre-calculus/calculus test through Testing Center ocean.edu/test (test listed under Next Generation Accuplacer)
  • Submit high school transcripts to:
    • By Mail to The Office of Registration & Records, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
      or
    • By email to registrar@ocean.edu. Include “Review requested for higher level math” in your email.
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