Q. Placement Tests (Online) and Alternative Placement
NOTE: be aware that links for in person placement exam appointments from the website are not functional, all placement tests are currently being scheduled remotely through the email below.
Procedure to Schedule Placement Test
- Email email@example.com to request a remote placement voucher.
- Include your student ID and date of birth in your request.
Suggested Template for e-mail:
My name is John Smith. My student ID number is 0123456. My date of birth is 01/01/2000. Please send me a remote placement voucher.
Online placement must be completed during normal placement and testing hours, due to platform rules and limitations.
Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Note: the department is occasionally closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Transcripts from another college/university - Students who have completed English or mathematics courses at another college/university, verified by official transcripts, will have their placement requirement automatically cleared within 48 hours of receipt of official transcripts. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- AP Exams - Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement examination in English or mathematics verified by official college board test results must submit a pre-requisite/co-requisite validation form. The form can be submitted by e-mail/fax/in person.
- CAASPP/SBAC/SAT/ACT - Students who achieved a score of “standard exceeded” or a score of 4 in English will place in English 1A, composition. You will need to complete the SBAC and SAT clearance form available online or in person at the counseling department. SBAC results are valid up to a year after graduating from high school. Scores report will need be attached. Students who achieved a score of 500 or above on their SAT English or a score of 22 and above on the ACT English will place in English 1A, composition. You will need to complete the SBAC and SAT clearance form available online or in person at the counseling department. Score report will need to be attached. Students who receive an English placement through the SBAC and SAT clearance form will be automatically cleared for: MATH-25, MATH-4, STAT-10, and SCSCI-10. B-STEM majors may be eligible for a higher placement and should contact the placement and testing center.
English as a Second Language - For placement into ESL courses, students must take the Classic ACCUPLACER ESL sentence meaning and ESL language use tests.