Assessment Testing
Math Assessment
Math placement at Foothill College is about choice. Based on your educational goals, Foothill offers a variety of transfer level and non-transfer level courses open to all students without the need for an assessment.
Your major will dictate how much math you would need to take. Speak with a counselor to determine what math course is best for you based on your major and educational goals.
Open Access Math Courses
Assessments are not necessary for math courses listed below. However, it is highly recommended to speak with a counselor to choose the right math course based on your educational goals.
Math courses listed here are available to any student to take - no assessment required
Select Goal for Recommended Math Courses
Math Courses Requiring Assessment
An assessment is required for placement into the following courses:
NOTE: Placement is based on high school transcript information and/or guided self-placement. If you are a STEM major or require Precalculus to Calculus as part of your education plan, an assessment for placement is required. Precalculus I - Math 48A Precalculus II - Math 48B Precalculus III - Math 48C Business Calculus - Math 12 Math 1A - Calculus Discrete Math - Math 22 |
How You are Placed
Placement into Pre-calculus I, II, III, Business Calculus, Discrete Math or Calculus I is based on high school transcript evaluation or guided self-placement.
- If you are a domestic student or your high school used an American style 4.0 scale grade point average (GPA) grading system, review your placement in your MyPortal account.
- If you did not go to high school in the United States, never attended high school anywhere, or your high school transcripts are unavailable, email fhtesting@fhda.edu to complete a guided self-placement for Math.
- If you have transfer credit from another college/university or Advanced Placement (AP) scores, please complete a Prerequisite Clearance Form.
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Testing & Assessment Center
Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212