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Reading Placement Test Information

The Reading Placement Test determines whether or not you could benefit from an LRC course at UMBC. It does not affect your ability to register for courses. Depending on your score for the Reading Placement Test, you could be recommended for one of two courses: LRC 100 or LRC 105. If you receive a 65% or higher on the Reading Placement Test, you will not be recommended to take any LRC courses. Nevertheless, these courses are open to all students, regardless of the results of the Reading Placement Test. For more information on these courses, please click here.

The Reading Placement Test is administered through H&H Publishing. You will have one hour to read several passages and answer multiple choice questions based on those passages. If you receive a 65% or higher on the Reading Placement Test, you will not be recommended to take any LRC courses.

You can take a sample Reading Placement Test through the following link: Sample Reading Placement Test