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Assessment Testing

Math Placement

Eligibility

Exam vs. Prerequisite Clearance Process
Take an Math Placement Test at the Testing & Assessment Center if you: Complete the Admissions & Records Prerequisite Clearance Process if you have:

Plan to enroll in a course with a math prerequisite

Completed the prerequisite(s) courses at Foothill College within several years

Took any prerequisite courses several years ago

  • In general, high school math courses DO NOT meet the prerequisites although AP courses will be considered.

Completed equivalent prerequisite(s) courses at another U.S. College or University within several years

Don't have any college coursework credit

Taken and earned a score of '3' or higher on the following AP courses in high school:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC

Taken and earned a score of '3' or higher on the following AP courses in high school:

  • AP Statistics
 

Taken the Math Early Assessment Placement (EAP) in high school and you have received "standard exceeded" results

How to  Clear a Prerequisite

To be cleared for a prerequisite, complete the prerequisite clearance process.

If you have already taken an Math placement test at Foothill College, your placement will be vaild for 365 days.

  • Valid scores will be posted on your Student Tab of MyPortal.

Math Accuplacer Score Transfer

  • Foothill only accepts the raw scores of the Accuplacer College Level Math, Elementary Algebra Math and Arithmetic Math tests.
  • Foothill College does not accept placement test scores from CSUs or UCs.
  • To transfer your Accuplacer Test Scores, please complete the Transfer of Scores process.

Math Test Prep

Before scheduling an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center:

Results & Retest Policy

Math Course Sequence

Expiration of Assessment Results

Assessment results do not expire.  However, a student may choose to retest two (2) years from the last recorded placement test date if the student has not earned a D. F. NP, or I grade in the subject/course sequence in which they are seeking a new placement.

Retest Policy

Students cannot retest in a subject if they have earned a D, F, NP, or I grade in the subject/course sequence in which they are seeking a new placement.

After taking a placement test at either Foothill or De Anza College, students may retake the English or Math placement tests one (1) time at either Foothill or De Anza College, not both, within a six (6) month period of the initial date of placement. 

Challenges

Challenges to placements should be directed to the appropriate Division Office.

Schedule an Appointment

 

Placement Testing is available by appointment only.

Download the Placement Testing Schedule or Schedule an Appointment now!

All you need to bring to your appointment is 1) a photo ID and 2) your Foothill student ID number. Everything else (pencils, calculators, etc.) is provided for you.

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Testing & Assessment Center

650.949.7743

fhtesting@fhda.edu

Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212

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