Placement Testing Waivers - Placement Testing Center

Students may waive placement testing if they have taken specific college level courses or accepted placement tests from other schools.

Two students at Newark campus.

Waiver based on Completed Coursework

Completion of a college-level math or English course at an accredited college or university in the U.S. and received a grade of "C" or better.

  • Visit the Counseling Department
  • Bring a copy of your college transcript.
  • Counselor will evaluate your request and give you an English and/or math placement if appropriate.

Waiver based on Placement Test Results

Ohlone College accepts English and math placement test results from other California Community Colleges when possible, and results from the California Chemistry Diagnostic Test.

  • Visit the Counseling Department
  • Bring a copy of your test results.
  • Counselor will evaluate your request and issue a placement testing waiver if appropriate.

Waiver based on Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Results

Students may be issued a waiver from the English and/or math placement tests if they received a 3 or better on the appropriate English or math AP exam.

  • Visit the Counseling Department
  • Bring a copy of your original AP test results.
  • Counselor will evaluate your request and issue a placement testing waiver if appropriate.

Waiver based on CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) results & Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)

Ohlone College accepts qualifying CAASPP/EAP test results to clear students into English 101A and math courses with a prerequisite of Math 152.

Students can be cleared to enroll in English 101A, if they have one of the following:

  1. A CAASPP/EAP result of “Standard Exceeded”
    or
  2. A CAASPP/EAP result of “Standard Met” AND a high school transcript (unofficial is OK) verifying completion an ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course) in their senior year of high school with grades of C or higher in both semesters.

Students can be cleared for Math 156, 159, 163, 166, 167, or 181 if they have a CAASPP/EAP test result of " Standard Exceeded”. Students who wish to enroll in higher level math courses (e.g. Math 188/Pre-Calculus or Math 101A/Calculus) should take the Ohlone College math placement test.

CAASPP/EAP Results are available for all students.

  • Visit the Placement Testing Center
  • Bring a copy of your EAP results and a high school transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
  • Placement Testing Staff will evaluate your request and issue a placement testing waiver if appropriate.