Providing Placement Information

All students taking credit classes must provide writing and math placement information to COCC (see exceptions below) in one of the following four ways. 

Important:

  • We will only accept prior college degree, coursework, and placement tests from accredited colleges.
  • You must provide placement information for both math and writing.  If you can only provide placement information for one, you must take the placement test for the other.

If you have:

Your placement will be:

To complete the placement process:

A college degree

Evaluated based on your college transcripts

Provide either official or unofficial transcripts to Admissions & Records. 
(Note, official transcripts are required for advising.) 

Completed college writing and/or math courses

Evaluated based on your college transcripts

Provide either official or unofficial transcripts to Admissions & Records. (Note, official transcripts are required for advising.) 

Completed a placement test within the last 2 years.

Based on your previous scores.

 

Provide the test scores and placement guidelines to Admissions & Records (takes 3 business days)

None of the above

Determined by taking a Placement Test at COCC

Schedule an appointment for a Placement Test

Exceptions

Students may register for the following classes without providing placement information:

  • HD 110 (Career Planning )
  • HD 190 (Latino Leadership)
  • Music Performance
  • PE Activity
  • Studio art
  • Computer Skills (CIS below the 100-level)
  • Foreign Language

Students under the age of 15 must take the placement test and test into at least MTH 60 and WR 65 regardless of what classes the student intends to take.  See SPECIAL ADMISSION Requirements for Students under the age of 15

 

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