Testing Exemptions & Multiple Measures Alternative Placement (MMAP)

If one of the following applies to you, you may be exempt from placement testing:

  1. You have taken the placement tests in English or ESL and/or Math at Cañada College, Skyline College, or the College of San Mateo and test results are available for review. Please note that placement results for mathematics are only valid for two years from the date the test was taken.
  2. You have taken a placement test at another California Community College and a Skyline College counselor has reviewed your results for equivalency.
  3. You can show evidence of completed course work in English or ESOL and/or mathematics with a grade of “C” or better at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

    You may be exempt from the Math placement test if you can show evidence of…


  4. Successful completion of the EAP (Early Assessment Program) test in mathematics. A passing score on the EAP Math test allows you placement into MATH 130 or 150 or 200 or 201 or 241; BUS 120 or 123; or PSYC 171. You must enroll in the appropriate MATH course in the Summer or Fall immediately following completion of your senior year in high school for the EAP results to be valid. If you do not enroll within this time frame, the Skyline College Placement Test will be required.
  5. College Board Advancement Placement (AP) scores of 3, 4, or 5 in mathematics. Note: AP MATH Calculus AB results: a score of 3 allows you placement into MATH 251; a score of 4 or 5 allows you placement into MATH 252. AP Calculus BC results: a score of 3 allows you placement into MATH 252; a score of 4 or 5 allows you placement into MATH 253 or MATH 270. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university are strongly recommended to consult with a Skyline College counselor to determine application of courses to lower-division transfer major requirements
  6. IB Math HL (International Baccalaureate Exam) results with a score of 4 or higher allows you placement into MATH 130 or 150 or 200 or 201 or 241; BUS 120 or 123; or PSYC 171.
  7. CSU Math Placement Test (ELM) score of 50 or higher allows for placement into MATH 130, 200, 201, or 241; BUS 120 or 123; or PSYC 171.
  8. American College Test (ACT) score of 23 or higher on the math test allows for placement into MATH 130, 200, 201, or 241; BUS 120 or 123; or PSYC 171.
  9. College Board SAT Math Test score of 550 or higher allows for placement into MATH 130, 200, 201, or 241; BUS 120 or 123; or PSYC 171.
  10. High School Transcripts: Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher AND a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following high school courses; Algebra II, Integrated Math 3, or Higher level math (Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus). This option is available to currently enrolled high school seniors or those who have completed high school within the last two years.

    You may be exempt from the English placement test if you can show evidence of…


  11. Successful completion of the EAP (Early Assessment Program) test in English. A passing score on the EAP English test allows you placement into ENGL 100. You must enroll in ENGL 100 in the Summer or Fall immediately following completion of your senior year in high school for the EAP results to be valid. If you do not enroll within this time frame, the Skyline College Placement Test will be required.
  12. College Board Advanced Placement (AP) scores of 3, 4, or 5 in English Language and Composition or in English Literature and Composition allows you placement into ENGL 110 or ENGL 165.
  13. IB Language A1/English HL score of 4 or 5 allows you placement into ENGL 100.
  14. SAT results on Reasoning Test of 500 or above on the Critical Reading section of the test.
  15. ACT English Usage Test with a score of 22 or higher allows you placement into ENGL 100
  16. CSU English placement (EPT) with a minimum score of 146 allows you placement into ENGL 100
  17. High School Transcripts: Cumulative high school GPA of 2.6 or higher OR a grade of B- or higher in your Junior or Senior English OR a grade of C or higher in AP English allows for placement into ENGL 100. Cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 – 2.5 OR a grade of C in your Junior or Senior English allows for placement into ENGL 105. This option is available to currently enrolled high school seniors or those who have completed high school within the last two years

For forms and further information, please visit the Counseling Division website at http://www.skylinecollege.edu/counseling/ (click on the Testing Exemption link).