Placement Testing

Student Services
Policy Number: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014

The college provides an assessment to determine the academic placement of students into college-level courses. A student who qualifies for entry into college-level math, English, or reading, either through course completion or local skills assessment, will be considered to have met the entry college-level standard at every community and technical college. Students requesting reciprocity must initiate the process within one year of their initial placement assessment.  


Placement testing is one tool the college uses to determine the appropriate level of English and math course placement. The SBCTC Reciprocity statewide policy is to ensure ease of mobility among community and technical college students from one institution to another.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

Students enrolling in math and English courses or pursuing a certificate or degree.