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Reading Placement Exam

Who Takes the Exam?

Most students are required to take the reading placement exam. However, you are waived if:

  • You took the SAT exam within the last three years and your score on the critical reading section is 480 or higher.
  • You are a transfer student with 26 or more credit hours.

Exam Format

The exam is timed and divided into two parts:

Part 1: Vocabulary (15 minutes, 80 items)
Part 2: Reading Comprehension (20 minutes, 7 reading passages, 38 questions)

Exam Results

The results of this exam will provide your academic advisor with an assessment of your vocabulary and reading comprehension abilities.


If you have any questions, please contact the Gateway Information Center.