Completing your English and Math placement has never been easier!

Placement in English and Math is one of the critical first steps to helping students successfully start their college experience. It is also important that you understand your placement options and your rights to access transfer level coursework.

Our new placement process is linked to the online orientation and is based on self-reported information, which relies on your honesty. The only person impacted by your placement level is YOU! Your honesty will determine an appropriate placement level that will be essential to your expedient success in college. If you have any questions or concerns about your placement you may visit a counselor on drop-in.

How will I be placed?

First time college students:

Students who are currently enrolled in high school (10th – 12th grade) or recent high school graduates (after 2009) will be placed using your high school GPA, high school course completion, and a brief guided placement survey.

Students who did not graduate from a United States high school within the last ten years will use guided placement survey instead of high school records.

Placement Model

Already have College credit for English and/or math?  Please bring a copy of your academic records to see a counselor

Ohlone College uses these additional approaches to place students in our English and math:
  • Completed course work at a regionally accredited college or university

  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) / Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

  • Advanced Placement (AP) tests

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • English as Second Language (ESL) students are placed through a computerized assessment and an essay on an assigned topic.

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