Office of Testing and Evaluation

CUNY Assessment Program & Mathematics Placement Examination

The City University of New York (CUNY) Assessment Program consists of the CUNY Assessment Tests (CAT) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics Examinations. These tests are used to demonstrate an applicant's readiness for college-level academic work and to determine initial course placement

About the Examinations

CUNY Assessment Test in Reading:

The CUNY Assessment Test in Reading is an un-timed computer adaptive examination. On average a student takes approximately 45-90 minutes to complete the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading.

For additional information about the test please visit the CUNY Assessment Tests page.

Study materials are available on the CUNY Testing Resources page.

Please note that dictionaries/reference materials are not permitted to be used during this examination.

The passing score of the CAT in Reading is 70.

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing:

The CUNY Assessment Test in Writing is a 90 minute pen and paper examination. Students will compose a response to a short reading selection and a prompt. The use of a non-electronic dictionary is permitted for this examination.

For additional information about the test please visit the CUNY Assessment Tests page.

Study materials are available on the CUNY Testing Resources page.

The passing score of the CAT in Writing is 56.

CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics 1 / 2, Skills Certification:

The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics 1 / 2, Skills Certification, is an un-timed computer adaptive examination in Pre-Algebra and Algebra. On average a student takes approximately 45-90 minutes to complete the examination.

For additional information about the test please visit the CUNY Assessment Tests page.

Study materials are available on the CUNY Testing Resources page.

Please note that reference materials are not permitted to be used during this examination.

The passing score at Baruch for the CAT in Mathematics 1 is 45.
The passing score at Baruch for the CAT in Mathematics 2 is 45.

CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics 3, Placement:

The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics 3, Placement, is an un-timed computer adaptive examination. On average a student takes approximately 45-90 minutes to complete the examination.

All students entering into Baruch College are required to take the Mathematics 3 Placement test. Even if you have an exemption or have already passed a mathematics skill assessment, you must still take this examination.

Please note that reference materials are not permitted to be used during this examination.

The Mathematics 3 Placement test does not have a pass/fail score. This examination determines your placement into the appropriate Mathematics and Mathematics related courses at Baruch College.

For additional information about the test please visit the CUNY Assessment Tests page.

Study materials are available on the CUNY Testing Resources page.

Policies

Registration/Rescheduling

The Office of Testing and Evaluation automatically invites all students who are accepted to Baruch College to take the appropriate CUNY Assessment and Placement Tests. Your testing appointment and information about your examinations will be sent to you with your acceptance packet.

If you are unable to honor this appointment, you will automatically be rescheduled for the next available test date (usually within four weeks). If you are outside of the New York City metropolitan area, you can also contact our office if you wish to request a specific date from our testing schedule.

Please note if your test date is within four weeks of the beginning of the semester or you have already missed three appointments, we will no longer automatically reschedule your examination. You must contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation directly by phone at 646 312 4305 to request an appointment.

Skills and Placement Test Ticket & ID Policy

All examinees who are scheduled to take a skills and/or placement test must present a valid ticket issued by the Baruch College Office of Testing and Evaluation or the City University of New York University Application Processing Center (UAPC) for admission to the session. Additionally, all examinees must present valid photo identification. Failure to present both a ticket and photo identification will result in access being denied to the examination.

No duplicate tickets will be generated on the day of the examination. Examinees who have lost or have not received their ticket for an examination must contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation at least two business days in advance of the scheduled examination session. Appropriate arrangements will be made.

Punctuality Policy

All examinees must be punctual to their scheduled session. Examinees that arrive will not be granted access to the Test Center.

Students who arrive late may visit the Office of Testing and Evaluation to schedule a new appointment.

Policy on Reference Materials:

Please note that reference materials, personal calculators and dictionaries are not permitted during the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Mathematics.

The use of a non-electronic dictionary may be used only during the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing.

The use of any prohibited devices/resources may result in your examination being voided.