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CUNY Assessment Tests (CATs) Overview

Evaluation and Testing
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CUNY Assessment Tests (CATs) Overview

The CUNY Assessment Tests (CATs) are critical in measuring whether you are ready to succeed in college. These high-stakes tests evaluate your competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Your results on the CUNY Assessment Tests can determine:
  • Your admission to City College
  • Whether or not you can enroll in credit-bearing courses directly, or wether  you must first take non-credit courses in reading, writing, math, or ESL.


​The three CUNY Assessment Tests are given in Reading, Writing, and Math: