Academic Placement

RWU has placement guidelines to determine the appropriate entry-level course for new students taking courses in the areas of chemistry, foreign language, mathematics and writing.

Some of RWU's placement guidelines are based on a writing placement survey, while others are based on the results of online placement tests that new students take before summer orientation.

*RWU is test optional for admission with the exception of students applying to the Elementary and Secondary Education programs. In accordance with guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students applying to these programs must submit SAT or ACT scores. 

View the placement testing requirements for the majors offered at RWU.