May 27, 2024  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

The Center for Academic Excellence



The Center for Academic Excellence provides students with the opportunity to improve basic learning skills as well as skills in other specialized areas necessary for academic success. Through this center, students can develop positive study habits, have access to tutoring services, complete placement testing, obtain exposure to readily available computers for more defined and class-specific research projects. Workshops offered to students are based upon the students’ needs assessments generated from the University Inventory Survey.

The center offers students individualized computer-assisted instruction to assess and improve academic skills in reading, spelling, grammar, writing, vocabulary, mathematics, study skills, and other selected courses. Students can work independently, with a professional, and/or with peers on improving skills in the aforementioned areas.

The features of the ASC are:

  • Students can come in anytime during the day and scheduled evenings;
  • Students can select the skills they desire to work on;
  • Students can choose the level of difficulty they want to work on;
  • Students can receive all the assistance they require.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is administered through The Center for Academic Excellence. Voorhees University offers placement testing in English and Mathematics to assess students’ proficiency in communication and computational skills. All new students who are required to take the placement tests are placed in the English and mathematics courses based upon their level of proficiency in each area. (See additional information about Placement Testing on pages 48 and 141 of the Voorhees University Catalog.)

The following guidelines apply to the requirements of placement testing:

  • All freshmen and transfer students who have not satisfied the entry-level English and mathematics courses comparable to those of Voorhees University are required to take placement tests in English and mathematics.

All students who are required to take placement tests are placed in the English and mathematics courses based upon their level of proficiency in each area.

Also, students enrolled in ENG 122  are required to take the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) and make the minimum grade of “C.”

SAT/ACT Scores

Students (incoming Freshmen) who score a “19” on the ACT or “450” on the SAT are not required to take the Placement Test.

Students must provide the Testing Coordinator and the Academic Advising Module Manager a copy of the official ACT/SAT scores, to be exempt from the placement test.