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Testing & Assessment Center

Assessment and Placement

The Testing & Assessment Center’s goal is to help students succeed, and that begins with proper placement.

Foothill College will use multiple measures – high school transcripts, placement test, and guided self-placement – to assess students for Math, English, Chemistry and ESL.

See What Assessment is Best for You

I went to high school in the United States

If you are currently in the 12th grade or you have completed high school:

1) You can email your transcripts to the Testing & Assessment Center for an assessment. fhtesting@fhda.edu

2) If transcripts are unavailable make an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center to complete an Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are currently in 9th - 11th grade, please make an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center to complete placement test for English or math.

*If you are unhappy with your multiple measures high school transcript placement, you may challenge your results with the placement test. Make an appointment with the Assessment Center.

I did not attend high school in the United States

If you do not have a 4.0 scale GPA or did not attend high school in the United States please make an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center to complete the placement test for English, Math, or ESL.

*If you attended a high school with a 4.0 scale GPA outside the United States, it may be used for assessment. Send transcripts to fhtesting@foothill.edu.

I have completed college level Math/English

Depending on your academic history, you may be eligible to clear the Math and/or English prerequisites with equivalent coursework from other educational institutions. Make an appointment to meet with a counselor or submit a Prerequisite Clearance form to Admissions and Records

I have a degree from a U.S. accredited college

Depending on your academic history, you may be eligible to clear the Math and/or English prerequisites with equivalent coursework from other educational institutions. Make an appointment to meet with a counselor or submit a Prerequisite Clearance form to Admissions and Records

I passed an AP English or Math exam

Depending on your Advanced Placement score, you may be eligible to clear the English or Math prerequisite. Make an appointment to meet with a counselor.

I have Accuplacer Assessment results from another college

If you have taken an Accuplacer Classic Assessment Test in the following subjects: English, Math, or ESL, you can transfer those results to Foothill College.

Download and complete the Request for Assessment Score Transfer Form, then submit the form and scores by email to fhtesting@foothill.edu

I want to take a Chemistry or ESL placement test

Please make an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center to complete the placement test for Chemistry and ESLL.


Don’t Let Math Hold You Back!

Foothill College has undergone some changes as research has shown that students succeed in transfer-level math coursework at higher rates when they are allowed to enroll directly into those courses without first taking remedial math.

As a result, Foothill College has undergone some changes in the Math Department. You no longer need to take a placement test to enroll into a transfer level math course.

There are several courses to choose from depending on your educational plan/path and whether you are looking to earn your associate degree or transfer.

All Students Can Enroll in These Math Courses

 How to Choose Your Math Course

UC/CSU Transferable

Associate Degree

MATH COURSE SELECT VIDEO
MATH 180 Quantitative Reasoning Skills  Coming Soon
MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra  Coming Soon 

Business and STEM Majors

In order to place into pre-calculus without the corequisite or higher math courses, submit your high school transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted) to the Foothill Testing & Assessment Center to find out if you are cleared to take them. If you do not have a high school transcript make an appointment for an assessment test.


Unsure? See a Counselor

Choosing an appropriate math course is based on your major and educational goals. If you are not sure which math course is right for you, meet with a counselor.

Make An appointment

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Questions?
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Testing & Assessment Center

650.949.7743


fhtesting@fhda.edu


Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212

TESTING LOCATIONS & HOURS
We offer services at both our Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center.
Foothill Main Campus
  • Monday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Closed Daily: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.

Download the Main Campus Service Schedule

Sunnyvale Center

Foothill College's Sunnyvale Center offers the following testing services:

Accommodated Testing and Assessment Testing for English, ESL, and Math.

  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wedneday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

Contact Information

Download the Sunnyvale Center Service Schedule

Directions and Parking

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Main Campus & Sunnyvale Center Open Wednesday

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Nov. 21. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Wednesday, Nov. 21