Math and English Placement

Please note: the placement criteria listed below are only for Ventura College.

Ventura College English Placement

Current criteria for placement into English classes at Ventura College are as follows:

1. Students may be placed based on their test scores on the CTEP (College Tests for English Placement). (Cut sheet available on request.)

2. Students may be placed based on their test scores on the Compass test administered by Oxnard College. (Cut sheet available on request.)

3. There currently is no “recency” stipulation on test results, so students may also be placed based either on their DTLS test scores (from previous VC placement testing) or on their ACT/Asset test scores (from previous OC test). (Cut sheet available on request.)

4. Students may also use English AP test scores of 3, 4, or 5 to be placed either into English V01A or V01B.

5. Students may also be placed into English V01A with a test score of 550 or above on the Critical Reading section of the SAT. (The new SAT has Critical Reading and Critical Writing sections rather than Verbal Reasoning).

6. Students can be placed into English V01A based on an ACT English test score of 24 or better.

7. Students may be placed into English V01A based on a passing test score (151) on the CSU EPT test.

8. Students may be placed into English V01A based on a passing test score on the UC Subject A exam.

9. Students may be placed into English V01A based on an “exempt” score on the CSU EAP (CSU Early Assessment Program) test which is generally taken while the student is in 11th grade.

10. Students may be placed into English V01A based on a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate Test.


Ventura College Math Placement

Current criteria for placement into Math classes at Ventura College are as follows:

1. High School transcripts which indicate a grade of “C” or better for both semesters on a prerequisite class.

2. Transcripts from another college or university indicating that the student has passed the prerequisite class with a grade of “C” or better.

3. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement test for a prerequisite math level.