What is the Reading Placement Test?

The reading placement test is administered by Towson University's Academic Achievement Center for transfer students and incoming freshman with low SAT and ACT scores. The reading placement test is part of a suite of testing products commonly referred to as ACCUPLACER® tests. These tests were developed by the College Entrance Examination Board to help colleges and universities accurately assess student skill levels.

REED 102 vs English 102

REED 102 is a college-level proficiency course (not a writing intensive course like English 102) designed to help students become more efficient and effective in reading intensive courses. All TU students must complete English 102 regardless of placement in or out of REED 102. 

Additional TU Testing Information

Details about taking the Mathematics Placement Exam can be found on the Mathematics Departmental website.

Details about taking the Spanish and German Placement Exams can be found on the Foreign Languages Departmental website.