Math and English Placement

Assessment

Assessment is one of the critical steps of the Student Equity and Achievement Program (S.E.A Program). The Assessment Office at Ventura College helps students start on a successful pathway in college. It is important that students take the classes for which they are academically prepared. Placement is designed to help determine the appropriate levels of courses that students need to take in mathematics, English, or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Additionally, the Assessment Office provides Ability to Benefit Testing services to determine eligibility for financial aid for students with neither a high school diploma nor a GED Certificate.
To learn more visit the assessment office web page.

If you need the prerequisite unblocked, please visit the Assessment Office in the Campus Center Building, call (805) 289-6402 or email vc-matriculation@vcccd.edu

Math Placement

Math

For the Fall 2019 semester, all students will be eligible to enroll in transfer-level math courses The college will assess most students on the basis of their U.S. high school GPA and transcripts. In some cases, the college may look at other information, to help match students with the right courses to help them meet their goal. There are several math pathways that students can choose from, and it is important that you work with a counselor to select the pathway that is right for your major and educational goal.

Support Options

Many students will benefit from new classes that will be offered as supplemental support with some math sections. Those students have been identified in the application process and will only be able to take transfer-level math with suggested supplemental support. To support your success in transfer-level math courses, Ventura College is expanding tutoring and student support services.

English Placement

English

Beginning Summer 2019, all students have direct access to transfer-level English courses with supplemental support. Students who did not complete at least 11th grade in a U.S. high school, graduates of a non-U.S. high school or  international students will need to complete the Guided Self-Placement process with the Assessment Office. If you speak a language other than English and feel that you would benefit from taking classes in our English for Multilingual Students Program, you may choose to place yourself into the ENGM sequence.

Support Options

Many students will benefit from new classes that will be offered as supplemental support with some English sections. To support your success in transfer-level English courses, Ventura College is expanding tutoring and student support services. Students may also consider taking a Study Skills or Counseling Class.

Next Steps

Make an appointment with a Counselor to create your Student Education Plan (SEP), help you make the best selection of courses based on your ability, needs, and degree requirements.
Visit the Counseling Department website or call (805) 289-6448.