Assessment Exemptions

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Exemption from Assessment

Students may be exempt from assessment if they meet one of the exemption criteria listed below:

  • Are taking courses for personal interest that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • Are taking courses for advancement in current job/career (update job skills) that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • Are taking courses to maintain a certificate or license that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite.
  • Are concurrently enrolled at another college, or have assessed at another Community College in California, and/or are taking courses that do not require an English or math course as a prerequisite

Exemption from English Assessment

Students may be exempt from taking the English Assessment if they meet one of the exemption criteria listed below:

  • If you have completed a college level reading or writing course with a passing grade of “C” or higher. (For 4-year, out-of-state or private colleges, a catalog course description is required.)    
  • If you have taken an English assessment at another California Community College. Qualifying raw score report needed from the English test taken at another college.
  • A score of 151 or higher received on the CSU English Placement Test (EPT).
  • If you are eligible to receive English credit through completion of the CLEP (50th percentile).
  • Completed the College Board Advanced Placement exam in English Language or English Literature test (score of 3 or higher).

NOTE:

  • College transcripts or assessment (test) score reports are used as documents that show you have met the requirements listed above.
  • Submit these documents, together with a completed Prerequisite Verification Form, to the Counseling Department, located in the Student Services Building.

Exemption from Math Assessment

Students may be exempt from taking the Math Assessment if they meet one of the exemption criteria listed below:

  • If you have completed a college level math course with a passing grade of “C” or higher. (For 4-year, out-of-state or private colleges, a catalog course description is required.)    
  • If you have taken a Math assessment at another California Community College. Qualifying raw score report needed from the math test taken at another college.
  • Beginning with Fall 2017 course placements, a score of 50 or higher received on the CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.
  • If you are eligible to receive Math credit through completion of the CLEP (50th percentile).
  • Completed the College Board Advanced Placement Mathematics Test (AB or BC) (score of 3 or higher).

NOTE:

  • College transcripts or assessment (test) score reports are used as documents that show you have met the requirements listed above.
  • Submit these documents, together with a completed Prerequisite Verification Form, to the Counseling Department, located in the Student Services Building.

 

You may also mail or fax your documents to:

ATTENTION:
Counseling Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 646-4838