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!
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 email@example.com.
Students can schedule a test session with their local Coastline Military Student Advisor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Math Placement: All students wishing to enroll in MATHC008, MATHC010, MATHC030, MATHC100, MATHC115, MATHC120, MATHC160, MATHC170, or MATHC180 must satisfy one of the following:
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 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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