CAT Basic Skills Tests in Reading, Writing & Mathematics

As part of the admissions process at CUNY, students are required to demonstrate their competence in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

The CAT (CUNY Assessment Test) consists of tests in three important areas: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Results of these tests are used in determining students' readiness for college-level work, as well as for course placement purposes.

Students can demonstrate readiness for college-level work by meeting specific SAT, New York State Regents, or other testing criteria. Students who do not meet these criteria are not exempted from the CAT Basic Skills Tests requirement in Math, Reading and Writing. They may not be able to enter a senior college until they have passed all three basic skills tests.

For further information please visit CUNY Assessment Tests - Requirements

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