|Is there a charge for placement testing?||
No. There is no charge for placement testing in chemistry, English, English Second Language Learner (ESLL) or mathematics for Foothill College.
There might be a charge to test for placement at another college.
|Do I need to make a reservation?||
Yes. Placement testing is available by appointment only.
To reschedule your appointment:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: 650-949-7672
|May I use my transcript from another college instead of attending a placement session?||
Yes. Bring an official or unofficial transcript to your Counseling Appointment.
Schedule a counseling appointment online today.
Counseling Phone: 650-949-7423
|May I use my test scores from another college?|
|What do I need to bring to the assessment session?||
The following is required from each student:
1) Government issued PHOTO ID such as a driver’s license or passport
|May I use a dictionary?
||Dictionaries are only allowed for certain placement tests.
English Placement Test - No dictionaries allowed
English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Test - No dictionaries allowed
Chemistry Placement Test - Paper Translation Dictionaries allowed
Math Placement Test - Paper Translation Dictionaries allowed
|May I use a calculator during the math assessment session?
|May I use a calculator during the Chemistry Placement Test?
||Yes. The Testing & Assessment Center will provide a simple calculator for the Chemistry Placement Test.|
|May I take a placement test from out of the area?||
Yes. If you are not in the Bay Area and plan to register for English or mathematics, please contact an assessment center or Calfornia community college near you to see if they offer proctoring services. Then contact the Foothill Testing & Assessment Center for further directions.
Phone: 650-949-7672 / Email: email@example.com
To find an assessment center near you, please visit: http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/
|How do I find my placement results?||
Placement results are available through the "MyPortal" registration system at myportal.fhda.edu.
Follow these steps to get yours:
If you do not have access to the internet at home, come to the Admissions and Records Office on the main campus in the Student Services Building, Room 8100. For privacy reasons, results may not be given over the phone.
|Can I retake a placement test?||
Yes, but only within these timelines:
After taking a placement test at Foothill College, students may retake the English, ESL, and/or Math placement tests one (1) time at Foothill College within a six (6) month period of the initial date of a placement.
However, students cannot retest in a subject if they have earned a transcriptable grade (passing, or D, F, W, NP or I) in the subject/course sequence in which they are seeking a new placement.
Before retesting, students are strongly encouraged to prepare and review for the retest. Test prep and review information can be found at: http://foothill.edu/placement/testprep.php.
|Does Foothill offer disability accommodations for placement tests?||
Placement tests are available in alternate text format including Braille and large print.
To arrange for disability-related accommodation, please schedule an appointment with the Disability Resource Center before you take the test.