Understanding the history, theory, and analysis of design and art is fundamental to all areas of study at Parsons. A high level of English language proficiency is needed to succeed in courses in these topics. For this reason, new students who are
not native English speakers are required to take the English Course Placement Test when they arrive at Parsons.
All new students who are not native English speakers must take the English Course Placement Test, regardless of fluency, previous English coursework, degrees/diplomas from U.S. institutions, TOEFL score, or SAT score. If English is not your first language,
you must take the test. There are no exceptions.
The test is composed of the following sections:
The test is offered online. You will be able to take the test on your own computer before orientation begins. To sign up for the test, use our Google form. We will
contact you with instructions on how to schedule and take the test after you sign up.
After taking the test, you will receive the placement results and can register for an appropriate English class if needed.
Failure to register for an appropriate English course can delay your progress toward completion of degree requirements and delay your expected date of graduation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
For more information, refer to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Fact Sheet (PDF).
BBA and BFA students entering as first-year students should refer to the sample curricular pathways outlined in the ESL Guide for information about how ESL classes support first-year study.