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Assessment Testing

Assessment for Placement

Foothill College's placement process has changed to meet our diverse student community.

If you require a placement for Math, English, ESLL, or Chemistry you will be assessed based on multiple measures.

Depending on your educational background one of the following assessments may be used for placement: U.S. high school transcript, guided self-placement, or assessment test.

Complete the following steps for placement.

1. Subjects for Placement

 

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Select a Subject


2. Drop In Appointments for Assessment

 We offer Drop In appointments Mon-Thu at 1:30 p.m. and Fri at 10:30 am for the following subjects:

**Please note our main office will be closed for the following dates for assessment:

finals testing-Monday, 12/9-Thursday 12/12

assessment testing will be available at our sunnyvale campus. for all assessment inquiries you may contact 408-745-8025.

1. Math

2. English

3. English as a Second Language Learner

4. Chemistry

5. iTEP (registration is required)

Register for iTEP Here!

3. View Placement Results in MyPortal

  1. LOG IN to MyPortal
  2. SELECT Apps from menu
  3. Under Students, SELECT Student Registration App
  4. Under My Records, SELECT View My Placement Results
  5. See Your Course Placement
  6. If you have questions about your placement results after viewing them in MyPortal, please contact the Assessment Office.

4. Meet with a Counselor

  • After you review your placement results, make an appointment with a counselor to develop your educational plan.

 If You Live Outside the Area

  • If you are an online student or preparing to attend Foothill College but do not live in the area, please email fhtesting@fhda.edu. 

 

Not Sure?

See FAQs about which assessment is best for you.

I went to high school in the United States

If you are currently in high school or you have completed high school:

  1. Please 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 the English and S.T.E.M Placement.

*Placements can only be done once. If you are unhappy with your multiple measures high school transcript placement, contact the Assessment Center to challenge your placement. 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 guided self-placement for English or Math

Students looking to take ESLL courses will complete the ESLL placement test.

*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 Classic 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.

 

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Testing & Assessment Center

650.949.7743


fhtesting@fhda.edu


Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212

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