Testing Office

Contact Us

Testing and Evaluation Office 
John Jay College, CUNY
524 West 59th Street, Room L.71.01 
New York City, NY, 10019
212.237.8108
testing@jjay.cuny.edu

HOURS:
Mon - Thur: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri: Closed

The Testing and Evaluation Office is part of the Division of Enrollment Management.  Our primary charge is to administer the CUNY Assessment Tests (CAT) to incoming students required to satisfy the admissions requirements for entrance to John Jay College.

What are the CUNY Assessment Tests?

  • Note: All new students are required to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics for course placement even if they meet one or more of the mathematics criteria.

John Jay College requires the following scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests in order to demonstrate minimum proficiency:

    • CAT in Reading: a scaled score of 70 or more
    • CAT in Writing: a total score of 56 or more
    • CAT in Mathematics
      • Part 1 score of 35 or more
      • Part 2 score of 40 or more

The Testing and Evaluation Office also administers the Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB) for those students applying for TAP benefits and who may have received a high school diploma from a foreign country.

Are Transfer Students required to take the CUNY Assessment Test(s)?
Please scroll down to HOW DO SKILLS REQUIREMENTS AFFECT ADMISSION TO CUNY FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS? 

CAT Resources

Exceptions to CAT

Important Notice regarding the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE)