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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 

In light of recent guidance, placement testing appointments have been postponed. The Assessment Center staff will be available to help students via email and telephone. 

With the passing of AB 705 into state law, starting the Fall 2019 semester, students may register for first level transfer courses in English and Mathematics regardless of placement or current enrollment in a pre-transfer level English and/or Mathematics course. Students will receive a recommendation on the level of support needed in order to succeed in the transfer course. The recommendation is based on high school coursework, grades, and GPA. 

When students apply for admission to the college, their high school GPA and coursework information are collected and course recommendations are determined.

Students: verify your course recommendations on MyCoast > My Records > Unofficial Transcripts. Don't see course recommendations? Please contact us at Make sure to include your OCC ID number in the email. 

ESL Courses: students who seek to take an ESL course, the ESL placement test is available on an appointment basis. See ESL Placement for more information about ESL courses.  

For information on how course recommendations are determined, please see English Placement Rules and Math Placement Rules.

Students who want to start above first level transfer courses, please submit a Prerequisite Clearance Request Form


Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

Please review this notice related to OCC’s implementation of AB 705.