Military/Corporate Assessment

Many options exist to meet the Math & English competency and placement requirements at Coastline!  If you are unable to receive placement using a high school transcript, CLEP/DSST/ASSET exam results, or college transcripts, you can take a placement test with Coastline to assess the course levels for which you are academically prepared and most likely to succeed.

It is recommended that students schedule their placement testing (or submit proof of placement) prior to the end of their first semester of enrollment and no later than four weeks prior to enrolling in a Math or English course. Prepare for our placement tests by using the preparatory materials (available below) prior to scheduling your placement test.

Preparing for the English and math placement test is a great way to invest in your future and can reduce the number of courses you may need to take prior to graduation – saving you time and money!

Assessment Prep Academy & Student Success Center

Free Online Math, Reading, and Writing Preparation!

Coastline offers free online workshops for students wanting to refresh or build their Math and English skills (includes reading and writing). The online workshops help assess your current skills important to college coursework and let you know if you are college ready! Based on your skill level, a personalized study path is created for you to review and build your skills. Move through the workshops at your own pace and around your own schedule. Access to the workshops is always open, so you can start anytime!

For information on how to get registered for the online workshop, please email

Option 1 – Test with one of our proctors

Students can schedule a test session with their local Coastline Military Student Advisor.

Option 2 – Test at a Registered Accuplacer Remote Test Site

Military and Corporate students not located in proximity to a Military Student Advisor may contact the Assessment office and see if a registered Accuplacer Remote Test Site is near them.

Remote testing sites may have a cost/fee for each test administered (including 2nd and 3rd attempts) and it is the students’ responsibility to pay any cost/fees directly to the remote test site.  Costs/fees may range between $10 and $50.

Option 3 – Test at a Regionally Accredited Institution

Take a placement test at a regionally accredited institution near you.  Placement test result document must include the course for which the student is eligible to register.  Student is responsible for inquiring about the institution’s policy regarding costs, possible matriculation prerequisites, test result format and length of time to receive results.  Submit document to Assessment office.  Use test preparation materials from the testing institution.       

  • Students and proctors will want to allow approximately 1 hour for an English test and 1-2 hours for a math test (depending on student’s desired math placement level). However, placement tests are not timed.
  • Students need to bring a photo ID to their test appointment and know their Coastline Student ID number.
  • Students taking the paper/pencil math test are allowed the use of a handheld four-function or scientific (NOT graphing) calculator only during the College-Level Mathematics exam section. It is the students’ responsibility to provide the calculator. Students taking the online math test will have access to a computer-generated calculator only during pre-designated questions.
  • No notes, scratch paper or dictionaries are to be used for the English placement test.
  • Cellular phones and other electronic devices are not permitted.
  • Test results are valid for up to 2 years only.
  • Please contact our offices for information or clarification of individual concerns.

Online tests

Allow approximately 2-4 business days after taking an online test for official results to be posted. Students taking online tests may print preliminary results upon completion of their test but will not be able to register immediately.

Paper pencil tests

Standard postal services are used to mail test packets from and to our office. Mail service and manual scoring can delay official results.

Students may enroll after they have received their official results via email or after seeing their placement results in MyCCC. Placement results can be found on the student’s MyCCC Unofficial Transcript and in DegreeWorks.

If extenuating circumstances have prevented you from doing your best on your placement test, you may have the option of re-testing.

  • Students are allowed a 2nd attempt on the English and/or Math placement test after a minimum of one week (7 days) from the original test date.
    • Prior to student’s 2nd attempt, to ensure the best outcome for placement, students need to be well prepared by using the preparatory resources available on our website.
    • Within 45 days of the their 1st attempt, students wishing to retake an exam can contact their proctor directly to arrange a 2nd test session.
    • After 45 days from their 1st attempt, students wishing to retake an exam need to request a new test by submitting a new Proctor Agreement Form.
  • A 3rd attempt may occur 3 months after the date of the 2nd attempt, but requires student participation in an appropriate intervention and approval from our office.
  • Any questions about Coastline’s Re-Test Policy can be directed to our office.
Don’t forget to check out the preparatory resources in Step 1, above!

Math Placement: All students wishing to enroll in MATHC008, MATHC010, MATHC030, MATHC100, MATHC115, MATHC120, MATHC160, MATHC170, or MATHC180 must satisfy one of the following:

  • Achieve a qualifying score on the Math Placement Test.
  • Successfully complete the Coastline course prerequisite with a 'C' or better.
  • Demonstrate completion of the prerequisite course or placement level from another institution (See "Other Placement Options" above).

Note: Students cannot place into MATHC185 from the Placement Test. Transcripts showing proof of placement will be required for placement into this level.

  Course Prereq* Coastline Placement Test** ASSET Test**
Math 005 None N/A N/A
Math 008 Math 005 Yes N/A
Math 010 Math 008 Yes Yes
Math 030*** Math 010 Yes Yes
Math 100*** Math 030 Yes Yes
Math 115*** Math 030 Yes Yes
Math 120*** Math 030 Yes N/A
Math 160*** Math 030 Yes Yes
Math 170*** Math 120 Yes Yes
Math 180*** Math 120 & 115; or Math 170 Yes Yes
Math 185*** Math 180 N/A Yes

* With Grade of 'C' or better
** With Qualifying Score
*** Successful completion of this class meets Math Competency requirement
NOTE: The ASSET Test is not administered by Coastline Community College and is being phased out by the Navy.

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