Alternatives to Testing

 

Alternatives to Testing

You may not have to take the Math or English assessment if you qualify for one of the criteria listed below:

  • You are taking courses for personal interest that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • You are taking courses for advancement in current job/career (update job skills) that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • You are taking courses to maintain a certificate or license that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • You have already earned an Associate’s Degree or Higher.

 

Math Placement

All students should take the Ventura College math assessment test with the following exceptions:

  1. High school trans
  2. Students who have college coursework in math with a passing grade of “C” or better. That coursework will determine math placement for the student. (For 4-year, out-of-state or private colleges, a catalog course description is required.)    
  3. Students may be placed based on their test scores on the Compass test administered by Oxnard College.
  4. A score of “exempt” or “ready for college-level Mathematics courses” on a recent EAP (CSU Early Assessment Program), which is generally taken while the student is in 11th grade.
  5. A score of 550 or above on the math section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
  6. A score of 55- or above on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics.
  7. A score of 23 or above on the ACT Mathematics Test.
  8. A score of 50 or above on a CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Examination.
  9. A score of 3 or above on the AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or AP Statistics exam.
  10. Students who are currently taking Calculus or higher in high school with a passing grade of "C" or higher

English Placement

All students at Ventura College should take the English assessment test with the following exceptions:

  1. Students may be placed based on their test scores on the Compass test administered by Oxnard College.
  2. Students may use English AP test scores of 3, 4, or 5.
  3. Students 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.)
  4. Students with an ACT English test score of 24 or better.
  5. Students with a passing test score (151) on the CSU EPT test.
  6. Students with a passing test score on the UC Subject A exam.
  7. Students with an “exempt” score on the CSU EAP (CSU Early Assessment Program) test, which is generally taken while the student is in 11th grade.
  8. Students with a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate Text.
  9. Students with a passing grade of “C” or better in either both semesters or one complete year for ENGLISH ERWC from the high school level.

 

Do one (or more) of these "Alternatives to Testing" criteria apply to you?

  • Be sure to bring ALL supporting documentation with you to demonstrate that you meet one of the listed criteria.