Yes and no – that depends on the courses you are planning to take. For example, if you want to take an English class, or a class that has an English prerequisite, then you will need to have taken the placement test. If you want to take a class with no English prerequisite, then you do not have to take the placement test. Students should also understand, however, that taking the placement test is one of the components to receiving a higher priority registration number in subsequent semesters. So students who have taken the test will normally receive an earlier registration date than those who have not taken it.