Placement Testing

Placement into Writing and Mathematics Courses

Students are placed in the math and writing courses based on their entrance exam scores and other criteria. Upon request, writing and math placement tests can be administrated.   All writing exams are administered virtually; the math exams are administered both virtually and in person. Please note students can only take each placement test one time.  See below for details.

Self-Directed Writing Placement

The goal of the Writing Course Finder you are about to complete is to help identify the first-semester writing course right for you. To do so, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your writing history, strengths as a writer, reader, and thinker, and areas in which you would like to improve.

MMC faculty review your responses and course selection before registration and will reach out to you if needed.

Note: If you do not fill out this form during the timing requested, the Student Success Advisement Team will make your writing placement for you.

Please click here to read MMC’s Academic Honesty Policy.

Click here for the Informational Brochure

Examples of Sample Student Essays

WRIT 099; WRIT 101-011; WRIT 101; WRIT 201

Math Placement Test

The math placement exam places students out of MATH 109 and into a college-level math course, either MATH 113 or MATH 129.

This 120 minutes math placement exam consists of quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics. Please note, students are only permitted to take the math placement exam once. 

Administered by the College Board, the Math Placement Exam takes place on Accuplacer, a software system that facilities the process. In order to register for a math placement exam, Marymount needs to solicit your birthdate to create a test voucher for Accuplacer. 

For your information, here is a link to the Accuplacer Privacy Policy

Students can take the math placement exam one of two ways. The easiest and most straight-forward way would be to register for an in-person exam with a proctor  (dates below). All you would need to do is register for one of the available time slots, submit the needed information (link above after the word Important), and show up the day of the exam with your test voucher and ID.  And please submit this information beforehand so we can create for you a test voucher. 

Registration for On-Campus In-Person Exam 

Friday March 1 st – 10 am – Noon
Friday March 8 th Noon – 2pm  

If you need to take the math placement exam remotely, there are a lot more steps and protocols to address than the in-person. Click here for instructions on how to take the math placement exam remotely

Click here if you want to schedule a remote/virtual math placement exam

Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation. If you need accommodations, please email

If you want to prepare for the exam, here is a link to the study guide and practice exam

Testing Accommodations

If you have a learning, physical, psychological, hearing, visual and/or medical disability and need accommodations please email or call The Office of Disability Services at (212) 774-0719 

Any questions about placements exams can be emailed to