Interpreting Your Test Scores

Placement test results will be available at the conclusion of the test in the form of a report. You can print out your score report when you take the test and you'll also receive an email with a link to the report, which you'll be able to access at any time. You and your advisor will have access to this score via NEIUport.

Accessing Your Results via NEIUport

  1. Log in to NEIUport
  2. Click the Current Student tab
  3. In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores”

Score/Placement Test

ACT

SAT

Courses you may enroll in...

200-236 on Accuplacer Quant. Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics ≤ 16 ≤ 450

Math 090 - Elementary Algebra
Math 111A/011A - Stretch I: Statistics in Daily Life
Math 148A/048A - Stretch I: Math for Elementary Teachers I

237-249 on Accuplacer Quant.Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics 17-18 460-490 Math 091 - Intermediate Algebra I
Math 111A/011A - Stretch I: Statistics in Daily Life
Math 148A/048A - Stretch I: Math for Elementary Teachers I
200-235 on Accuplacer Adv.Algebra and Functions 19-21 500-520 Math 092 - Intermediate Algebra II
Math 111A/011A - Stretch I: Statistics in Daily Life
Math 148A/048A - Stretch I: Math for Elementary Teachers I
Math 173C/092C - College Algebra Express I and II
236-249 on Accuplacer Adv.Algebra and Functions 22-24 530-570 See course list below
250-275 on Accuplacer Adv.Algebra and Functions 25-27 580-630 See course list below
276-300 on Accuplacer Adv.Algebra and Functions 28+ 640+ Calculus I

** If you are a continuing student or transfer student not attending Orientation, please see an advisor to help you choose a course appropriate for your major.

College Level I Courses

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning  
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I  
  • MATH 163, Mathematical Modeling with Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra   
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

College Level II Courses

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics  
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus  
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus      

Placement by Transitional Math

If you completed a state approved Quantitative transitional math course with a grade of C or better you may enroll in Math 112 or Math 113.

If you completed a state approved STEM transitional math course with a grade of C or better you may enroll in Math 112, 113, 149, 163, or 173.

Your advisor will help you determine your placement and choose the course that is right for you.

Result Tables for tests before October 2018

Important Note: Northeastern switched to the “Next Generation” Accuplacer test in October 2018. As a result, below are the "classic" test results for those who took the test prior to October 2018.

Northeastern Math Placement Results

Test

Score

Course

Title

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 20-40 Math 090 Elementary Algebra
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 41-59 Math 091 Intermediate Algebra I
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 60-84 Math 092 Intermediate Algebra II
Accuplacer College Level Math 20-30 College Level I*  (See table below) An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**
Accuplacer College Level Math 31-60 College Level II* (See table below) An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**
Accuplacer College Level Math 61-120 Math 187 and 188 Calculus I 

** If you are a continuing student or transfer student not attending Orientation, please see an advisor to help you choose a course appropriate for your major.

College Level I Courses

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning  
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I  
  • MATH 163, Mathematical Modeling with Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra   
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

College Level II Courses

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics  
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus  
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus 

English (Reading and Writing) Placement

We want to place you in courses that will help you build on the reading and writing skills you already have so that you can succeed at NEIU and beyond. 
 
STEP ONE: All new international students must take the Accuplacer Reading and Writing placement tests. All first year students with a high school GPA below 3.25 who have not taken and passed a college level English course must take the Reading and Writing placement tests. All new transfer students who have not taken and passed a college level English course must take the Reading and Writing placement tests.

Placement Scores

Writing

WriterPlacer Score

Course placement...

 
0-2 ELP 096 Must complete Step Two below
3-4 ELP 098/ENGL 101 Must complete Step Two below
5-8 ENGL 101  

Reading

Accuplacer Reading Score

Course placement...

 
236 and below READ 096 Must complete Step Two below
237-249 READ 097 Must complete Step Two below
250 and above No reading course  

STEP TWO: After students take the Accuplacer Reading and WritePlacer tests, those who place into any ELP or READ course must take the Reading and Writing Placement Survey. The survey (including essay question) will take at least 30 minutes to complete. Taking this survey may improve your reading and/or writing placement. Results will be available 5-7 days after you complete the survey.

English - Reading and Writing Placement Survey

NEIU Writing Placement

Test Score          Course
1, 2                      ELP 096   
3                          ELP 098 & ENGL 101  
4                          English 101

NEIU Reading Placement

Test Score         Course                   
1                         READ 096
2                         READ 097
3                         No Reading Course 

What does my writing placement mean?

ENGL 101: You will be in a  first-year composition class, without additional formal support.  Over the course of the term, you will write several essays, learn about peer-reviewing, and start to incorporate reading into your writing. ENGL 101 is required for many courses in different majors. ENGL 101 counts for college credit. 
ELP 098/ENGL 101: You will be in an English 101 class but will have an additional section that gives more individual instruction for parts of the course that you find difficult. Some students just need a little more time and a little more practice with different kinds of writing and the combined ENGL 101 and ELP 098 really helps students develop those skills. Note ELP 098 does not count for college credit. 
ELP 096: You will be in a pre-composition class. You will work on your sentence structure, paragraph organization, and adding details into sentences, paragraphs, and essays. ELP 096 does not count for college credit.

What does my reading placement mean?

READ 097: You will be in a reading skills course. You will learn strategic reading and study methods that will help you succeed in your classes. You will also practice organizing textbook information such as annotation and outlining.  
READ 096: You will be in a reading and study skills course. You will work on identifying main ideas and supporting information in paragraphs, short essays, and articles. You will also practice drawing conclusions from what you have read. 
 

Northeastern English Writing Placement Results

Accuplacer Writing

ACCUPLACER WRITEPLACER

COURSE

NOTES

Any 0-3 ELP 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
200-249 4 ELP 098 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
250-300 4 ENGL 101 Writing I
Any 5-8 ENGL 101 Writing I

***If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course.

ELP 098 is to be taken concurrently with ENGL 101. Speak with your advisor for further details.

Northeastern English Reading Placement Results

TEST

SCORE

COURSE

NOTES

Accuplacer Reading 200-236 READ 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading 237-249 READ 097 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading 250-300 No Course You do not need to take a Reading course.

****If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course.

Students can place into a math course based on their ACT or SAT math score.

Students can also be exempt from taking the reading portion of the test with an ACT score of 20 or higher or an Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) SAT score of 480 or higher.

Note that there is no ACT/SAT equivalence for the writing portion of the test.

Please locate your ACT or SAT math score to find your beginning math course(s).
Also note that by taking the math portion of the test, your advisor will take the better of the two results.  So it is recommended to take the math portion of the test unless your ACT/SAT score places you into Calculus I (the highest possible placement).

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL COURSES

  • MATH ACT Score 16 or less  / MATH SAT Score of 450 or less places in MATH Dev 090, Elementary Algebra
  • MATH ACT Score 17-18  / MATH SAT Score 460-490 places in MATH Dev 091, Intermediate Algebra I
  • MATH ACT Score 19-21 / MATH SAT Score 500-520 places in MATH Dev 092, Intermediate Algebra II

COLLEGE LEVEL I

MATH ACT Score 22-24 / MATH SAT Score 530-570, choose from:

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MATH 163, MATH Modeling w/ Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

COLLEGE LEVEL II

MATH ACT Score: 25-27 / MATH SAT Score 580-630, choose from:

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus

CALCULUS

  • MATH ACT Score 28 or higher  / MATH SAT Score 640 or higher places in MATH 187, Calculus I