The college makes every effort to determine the appropriate level of beginning instruction for each student by requiring that students take appropriate placement examinations in English, reading and mathematics. Placement examinations are given throughout the semester on all campuses. Students who have submitted an application for admission to the college will be emailed testing invitations indicating when they are eligible to take the examinations. After the assessment of strengths and weaknesses in English, reading, and mathematical skills, students are placed in the proper sequence of courses. Since entering freshmen may not need the same series of courses, their level of academic placement may vary.
Non-native speakers of English should take the ESL Placement Tests in English and reading. They may take the mathematics section of the placement examinations during the same testing session as the ESL Placement Test.
Students with physical disabilities who need special testing assistance should call the Center for Disability Services to discuss their needs.