Assessment and Advisement/Counseling Information
- New, first time college students are required to take the Assessment in Math, English or ESL prior to orientation and registering for class(es). See section above on Student Success & Support Exemption requirements.
- After taking the assessment, students should meet with a counselor or academic advisor to choose classes based upon assessment results. This can be done by calling the Counseling Center at (408) 288-3750.
- Students who enroll in Open Curriculum classes ONLY or EMT classes ONLY are exempted from the Assessment and advisement.
- All high school students (R-40) and special admit students (R-42) are required to take the Assessment and attend an advisement/counseling session.
- A student may be exempted from the Assessment if the student has one of the following:
- A transcript indicating an A.A./A.S., B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S. or a higher degree.
- A transcript indicating completion of college-level English or Math needed as prerequisites.
- Life experience that requires basic skills, e.g., a journalist would not have to take a writing exam.
- Occupational experience that would substitute for a course prerequisite, e.g., years of tune-up experience might exempt you from certain automotive classes.