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
  • Would like to qualify for Priority (Early) Registration. Must also satisfy the following conditions:
    • View online orientation (or attend group counseling session when available)
    • See counselor for education plan (or attend group counseling session when available)

Assessment testing is not required 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 transcripts for verification),