Assessment Center: Exemptions

Students may be excused from taking an assessment by meeting one or more of the conditions below.

Assessment Exemptions

  • Students who have completed an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Students who enroll only in courses that have no prerequisites, corequisites, or advisories for recommended preparation.
  • Students who meet one of the alternative assessments for English, mathematics and/or English as a second language placements listed below.

Placement Alternatives

Students may be excused from taking English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or mathematics placements by providing proof (e.g., transcripts, test result reports, etc.) of one of the following:

Writing

  1. College Board Advanced Placement English Test score of 3 or higher (results in credit for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101, 102 depending on exam taken).

  2. Satisfactory completion of English courses at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.

  3. Passing of the CSU English Equivalency Exam (results in credit for ENGL 101, 102).

  4. California State University System Early Assessment Program (EAP): “Standard Exceeded: Ready for CSU or participating CCC College-level English courses.” Eligible for ENGL 101.

  5. Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) - a full-year college preparatory English course for high school seniors. Passing BOTH semesters with a "C" or better results in placement into ENGL 101. (Limited to certain high schools partnering with the college.)

Mathematics

  1. College Board Advanced Placement Calculus Test score of 3 or higher (results in credit for MATH 150 or MATH 150, 160 depending on test taken).
  2. Satisfactory completion of math courses at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  3. California State University System Early Assessment Program (EAP): “Standard Exceeded: Ready for CSU or participating CCC College-level math courses."
  4. Senior Mathematics Accelerated Program (SMAP) - a full-year college preparatory Math course for high school seniors. Passing BOTH semesters with a "C" or better results in placement into transfer-level math (see a Counselor for appropriate math course based on major).

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  1. Satisfactory completion of ESL courses at other colleges or universities.

Required Documentation

Documentation such as Transcripts, AP results, CSU equivalency exam results, ERWC, SMAP will need to be submitted to the Counseling Center. A counselor will assist with applying credit and/or the waiver needed to satisfy the assessment step. EAP results (CAASPP report) may be submitted to the Assessment Center.

Last updated: December 6, 2018