STEP 5: MANDATORY ENGLISH/MATH PLACEMENT (PRACTICE TESTING REQUIRED)
Students must login to MyOCC and complete the English and/or math practice tests PRIOR to testing.
Unless a student has recent SAT/ACT scores that match or exceed those listed below
or qualifies for one of the other exemptions, he/she MUST take OCC’s English placement test, ACCUPLACER.
SAT minimums: 480 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and 25 or higher on the
writing and language test.
ACT minimums: 38 or higher on the combined English and Reading sub-test of the ACT
with a minimum of 18 on each section
English Second Language (ESL) students must take MTELP for English placement.
Taking the math placement test - ALEKS - is only necessary if you DO NOT have recent SAT scores, now accepted for all math
placement or transferable math credit.
NOTE: Do not take ALEKS unless you plan on registering for a math class within a year
of testing as the results expire.