Who is required to take a placement test?

Assessments are free of charge for Oxnard College students and are required for students who:

  • Are attending OC for the first time with the goal of completing a Certificate, Associates' Degree or Transfer Degree
  • Plan to take an English, Math or ESL course
  • Plan to take a General Education course requiring college-level skills


You do not need to take an assessment if you:

  • Have already earned a degree or certificate from an accredited college or university;   or,
  • Can demonstrate competency (by completing with a grade of "C" or better) in reading, writing or mathematics through previous assessments or college-level courses (bring unofficial transcrips for verification); or,
  • Are only enrolling in special interest courses.