LRC's Placement Tests are designed to help you and your advisor choose your first classes at UMBC. There are three different tests; Math, English and Reading.
The Math Placement Test consists of an Algebra test and a test on PreCalculus. All students that take the Math Placement test are required to take the Algebra test, but only those who want to enroll in Calculus 1 in their first semester should take the PreCalculus test. These tests were chosen by the Math Department to ensure that students start at a level where they will find success.
The English Placement Test is an academic essay written on a topic chosen by the English Department. It is then read by three English Professors who then have to come to an agreement on where each student will place.
The Reading Placement Test assesses each students reading comprehension and helps determine if the student is reading at a college level.
Please use the links on the left to learn more about the LRC Placement Tests. If you have further questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org