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Coronavirus Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has transitioned to remote status. Unfortunately, all student testing appointments have been canceled until further notice. If you have questions or concerns regarding your competency requirements, please email student testing.


Student Testing

Placement Testing for New Students (Freshman & Transfer)

Salem State University Orientation is going online.To prioritize the health and well-being of students and staff, the first part of summer orientation (June/Early August sessions) will be moved to an online format. In result, there will be no placement testing for freshmen during summer orientation. Placement tests will be available to both freshmen and transfer students (if necessary) once the university resumes to a face to face environment. If you have specific questions regarding student testing email student testing


General Information for Current Students

Have you satisfied your Level 1 competency requirements?

View the competency handout for more information (spring 2019)
View the competency handout for more information (fall 2017)
View the competency handout for more information (pre-fall 2017)

Need to make an appointment?

Please login to your Navigator account

What should you bring to the appointment?

Bring your ClipperCard or a picture ID to check in.

Is there a study guide or sample questions?

Yes, select the appropriate exam below for study materials.

If you require testing accommodations, please contact our disability office for more information.


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