You should take a Math Placement Test if...
- You plan to enroll in any courses with a Math prerequisite and you do not meet the exceptions outlined below.
- You took any prerequisite courses several years ago
- In general, high school math courses DO NOT meet the prerequisites although AP courses will be considered.
You do NOT need a Math Placement Test if...
- You have completed the prerequisite(s) courses at Foothill College within several years.
- You have completed equivalent prerequisite(s) courses at another COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY within several years.
- You have taken AP Calculus in High School and have an AP score of 4 or 5 within several years.
- You have taken AP Statistics in High School and have an AP score of 3 or 4 or 5 within several years.
- You have taken CAASPP / EAP in high school and you have received "standard exceeded" results.
To be cleared for a prerequisite (for any of the above reasons), please complete a prerequisite clearance form and submit the form to Admissions & Records.
Before scheduling an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center:
Math Assessment & Course Placement Guide
Expiration of Assessment Results
Assessment results are valid for one (1) year for the date that the score was earned.
After taking a placement test at Foothill College, students may retake the English, ESL, and/or Math placement tests one (1) time at Foothill College within a six (6) month period of the initial date of a placement; however, students cannot retest in a subject if they have earned a transcriptable grad (passing, or D, F, W, NP or I) in the subject/course sequence in which they are seeking a new placement.
Challenges to placements should be directed to the appropriate Division Office.
Math: Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering (PSME) Victor Tam
Foothill College Placement Testing Retest Policy - Updated July 1, 2015
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