In mid-December, we will begin reaching out to students who have paid their deposit, completed the Advising Planning
Form, and submitted transcripts from their prior school(s).
Students typically need only one or two placement exams in order to register successfully
for SP’22. The most common are Math and Chemistry. Occasionally a Writing Placement
Diagnostic and a Foreign Language Placement are required.
Many majors require math as a foundation course. You already guessed our science
majors require math, but other examples are the Health Science major and the Business
You do not need to guess whether you need to take the Math Placement Exam. We will
send you an email with that information based upon an individual review of the courses
you have taken at your prior school(s).
A Statistics course does not typically replace the need for a Math Placement Exam.
Remember, we will send you an individualized email so you know what placement exams
you need based upon your prior courses.
Students interested in fields such as science and health professions typically need
to take General Chemistry if they have not already transferred the equivalent of Stony
Brook’s CHE 129 or CHE 131.
If you require an accommodation for a placement exam, please contact the Student Accessibility
Support Center (SASC) so they can coordinate your accommodation needs. Please call
631-632-6748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.