Placement Testing

Accuplacer Placement

All new students whose native language is English must take the Accuplacer Placement Assessment in order to take courses at Oakland Community College.  See the boxes below for practice and scheduling information.

ALEKS Math Placement

Students wishing to take a math course at OCC will take the ALEKS Math Placement.  This test is used to place you into the appropriate math course.  There is a required practice test.  See the boxes below for more information.

MTELP (Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency)

The MTELP, or Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency, is a language certificate measuring a students English ability as a second or foreign language. Its primary purpose is to access a learner's English language ability at an academic or advanced business level.  The test structure is similar to other Michigan Proficiency exams in that it is in a multiple choice format. The MTELP consists of grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension sections. 

Biology Placement Test

The Biology Proficiency Test is used to determine if students have sufficient background in introductory biology to enroll in BIO 1570 (Microbiology of Health and Disease) and BIO 2630 (Anatomy and Physiology I).