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First Year Testing, Counseling and Advising Program

FTCAP, conducted by PSU’s Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), assists new first-year students in evaluating their educational plans by providing them, prior to initial registration, a comprehensive program of testing and individualized, educational planning and academic advising. This program is the first stage of academic advising and provides students with an understanding of their scholastic preparation, academic abilities, educational and professional interests, and introduces the student to the academic structure and degree programs of the University.

The testing component of FTCAP is used for educational planning and academic advising purposes to determine a student's appropriate starting levels in English, mathematics, and chemistry course sequences, and for basic skills purposes. The testing component involves approximately three hours of the student's time. For further information regarding the FTCAP web testing go to the following web site:   http://www.psu.edu/ftcap/webtest/

 

Testing Adjustments for FTCAP  for students with disabilities:

Students requiring modifications to the FTCAP test due to a disability should contact Diana Kreydt, Disability Services Coordinator,  at 372-3037 as soon as possible.