Step Preparation Task

Submit an application to Ohlone College.


Decide if it is necessary for you to use the computerized English and math placement tool.

Please visit our placement waivers page.

Special Note: Applicants to the Registered Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Respiratory Therapy programs have specific requirements. Please refer to those program websites for more information.


Make a reservation.

Plan to attend a session at the earliest possible date. Sessions closer to the beginning of the term usually fill up quickly and availability is limited.

Special note: Assistance is available to students who have a disability or require special accommodations. Please notify the Placement Center staff at (510) 659-6126 or


Review the study guides.

Students are highly encouraged to review the study guides and other helpful online resources BEFORE using the computerized placement tool. The practice resources contain multiple-choice questions that are similar to our Accuplacer computerized placement tool. Retesting is limited! 


Review important information.

The Placement Center (Room 7205) is on the Fremont campus, Building 7, 2nd Floor. Please check the schedule for sessions that are held at the Newark Campus.

These two items are required and there are no exceptions!

  • Bring a photo ID (Example: Driver's license, passport, high school ID, etc.)
  •  Bring your Ohlone College student ID number.

Additional information:

  • The computerized placement process is untimed, but on average, it can take up to 2.5 hours to complete both English and Math sections.
  • Daily parking permits are required on campus and can be purchased for $4 in any campus lot.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment.
  • No outside calculators, dictionaries, and notes are allowed in the Placement Center. Cell phones must be switched off.