Placement Sessions at Local High Schools for Fall 2018 Admission to Ohlone College - Freshman Days

Early Registration Process for Seniors.

Placement is the process Ohlone College uses to determine the appropriate English and Math level for a student to start in their first college semester.

For English and Math, students will be placed into the highest possible courses utilizing any of the following criteria:

  • High school GPA and completed coursework
  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) / Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), OR a combination of EAP/SBAC and Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) grades
  • Advanced Placement (AP) tests
  • Computerized assessments in English and Math (Accuplacer) at Ohlone or from other California Community Colleges
  • Completed course work at a regionally accredited college or university

Students who have completed the placement process at other community colleges or have AP tests should bring a copy of their results to their Freshman Days orientation.

Studying will lead to a better performance and more class options. By obtaining a higher placement, you may be able to skip one or more basic English and math classes and get a head start towards your academic goals. Study guides and sample questions are available on our website.

When attending a session, a valid photo ID and an Ohlone Student ID Number are required. No calculators, dictionaries, study guides, or cell phones are allowed during the session. Your results will be available immediately after you complete the assessment.

For further questions regarding placement, please contact the Placement Center at (510) 659-6126 or

Make sure to sign-up in your high school career centers to attend a placement session. If you missed the session at your school or your school is not listed below, please visit the Placement Center to sign up for a session or book an appointment online.

High School Placement Sessions
for Fall 2018 Admission
School / Test Location Date Time
American High School Friday, March 23 9 a.m.
Bridgepoint (MacGregor Alternative Education) Wednesday, March 28 10 a.m.
Decoto School for Independent Study Thursday, March 29 10 a.m.
Irvington High School Wednesday, March 28 2:30 p.m.
Irvington High School    
James Logan High School Wednesday, March 21 1 p.m.
Mission San Jose High School Tuesday, March 20 3 p.m.
Newark Memorial High School Thursday, March 22 2 p.m.
Robertson Continuation School Thursday, March 15 11:30 a.m.
Washington High School Tuesday March 27 8 a.m.& 10 a.m.
Conley Caraballo High School Monday, April 9 9 a.m
John F. Kennedy High School Tuesday, April 10 8:30 a.m.
COIL Charter School Wednesday, April 11 TBA
Moreau Catholic High School Thursday, April 12 9 a.m

High School Testing Make-up Sessions

To sign-up for this session, please email along with your full name, Ohlone student ID number, and preferred session date/time.

High School Make-Up Sessions
(at Ohlone College)
Date Time Test Location
Tuesday, May 1 4:00pm Newark Campus, NC1310
Wednesday, May 9 4:00pm Fremont Campus, Building 7, 2nd Floor, Placement Center