Scheduling and Testing
Student Success is a Priority at Cal U
The professionals in Cal U's Academic Scheduling and Placement-Testing Center are ready to help you achieve your goals and graduate in four years. The Center:
- coordinates placement and testing
- creates schedules for entering students
- provides information on academic procedures and policies
- provides information on general education and major requirements
- offers developmental courses
- helps students explore re-testing opportunities
Some new freshmen (depending on their SAT and/or ACT scores) and some transfer students take placement tests before registration at California University to determine their levels of ability in mathematics and writing. Also, students who do not submit SAT or ACT scores must take placement tests. Students who do not achieve predetermined scores on these tests must enroll in appropriate developmental courses.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Require requests from the student, appropriate documentation and prior approval
- Accommodations must be approved a minimum of one week prior to the testing date
- The disability services staff may adjust test times/dates to accommodate student/staff needs
- Direct requests/inquiries to the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at (724) 938-5781 or email@example.com.
New Students for Fall semesters may register for testing using the link below.
Current students and New Students for Spring Semesters can visit Noss 215 or contact the Placement Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 938-5779 for testing information and appointments.
Cal U offers development courses in English language skills and introductory algebra, as detailed in the Course Catalog.
Because developmental courses are preparatory to a university academic experience, the credits awarded in them do not count toward the fulfillment of the number of credits for graduation nor may they be used in fulfillment of general education requirements. However, the grades are used in establishing a student's grade point average, class standing, eligibility for financial aid and eligibility for participation in certain activities.
Not Yet Sure of Your Major?
If you don't yet know what career path you want, General Studies could be a viable option for your major. Declaring General Studies is simply stating that you are an undecided student.
It's All Part of Student Success
The Office of Student Retention and Success assists those who are undecided, serves those in need of basic academic skills, runs the probationary assistance program, coordinates scheduling and placement-testing and offers many programs to help all students achieve success.
More Questions about Scheduling and Placement? Visit Us
Noss Hall, Room 215
Office Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
Noss Hall Room 210
Office Hours: : 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Friday