English Placement

If you are new to Oakland Community College, you must have an English Placement.

You can use an existing score (SAT, ACT, CLEP, and AP English Exam) or an equivalent course from a different college or university. See the Exemptions below.

or

You can use the English Placement Process. See the instructions below.

New students whose primary language is different than English should go through the ESL Placement Process.

Students with disabilities who may need assistance on English Placement should contact the ACCESS office. They will need to provide documentation of a qualifying disability and its functional limitation.

EXEMPTIONS FAQs

Do you have an SAT score?

If your score is less than three years old, you can use that score for English Placement. See the table below. Contact an OCC counselor to verify your score.

English Course Placement* Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
English 1510, Composition I 480 and above
English 1075, English Essentials 450 to 470
English 1060, Academic Literacy II 390 to 440
English 1055, Academic Literacy I 300 to 380
Use Placement Process Below 300

* Read the OCC Catalog description of each English course.

You do not have to use your score for English Placement. You can use the English Placement Process.

Do you have an ACT score?

If your score is less than three years old, you can use that score for English Placement. See the table below. Contact an OCC counselor to verify your score.

English Course Placement Combined English and Reading Subtests and Score on Each Section
English 1510, Composition I 38 with minimum of 18 on each
English 1075, English Essentials 37 to 36 with minimum of 16 on each
English 1060, Academic Literacy II 29 to 35 with minimum of 11 on each
English 1055, Academic Literacy I 22 to 28 with minimum of 11 on each
Use Placement Process Below 22 and less than 11 on each

* Read the OCC Catalog description of each English course.

You do not have to use your score for English Placement. You can use the English Placement Process.

Do you have an AP English score?

If you received a 3 or higher on an AP English exam and the score is less than three years old, Contact an OCC counselor to verify your score and discuss your English Placement.

If you received less than a 3, use the English Placement Process.

Do you have a CLEP Composition score?

If you got a 50 or higher on the CLEP Composition exam and the score is less than three years old, Contact an OCC counselor to verify your score and discuss your English Placement.

If you received less than a 50, use the English Placement Process.

Do you have ACCUPLACER WritePlacer and Reading scores?

If you have existing ACCUPLACER WritePlacer and Reading scores and the scores are less than three years old, contact an OCC counselor. You may be able to use the scores for your English Placement.

Did you take an English Composition course at a different college or university?

If you took a course at an accredited U.S. college or university that is equivalent to OCC’s English 1510, Composition I, and received a “C” or better in the course on your transcript, contact an OCC counselor.

Are you a college student from another college or university?

If you are currently enrolled at a different college or university, review OCC’s guidelines for Guest Students.

English Placement Process

To complete you must:

  1. Log into MyOCC.
  2. On the Students Menu under Pre-Registration Steps, click on English Placement.
  3. Sign in with your MyOCC username and password.
  4. Click on English Placement. The course will take about a half hour to complete and is available 24/7 on all devices.
  5. After you have completed the survey at the end of the course, remember to click Mark Course Completed.

You may need to schedule an appointment with an OCC counselor after you complete the English Placement process.

Prerequisites

The student is responsible for satisfying all prerequisites and/or corequisites of any selected class prior to attempting enrollment. Automated system checks enforce this requirement and will disallow registration efforts for those not meeting course qualifications. Secondary checks may reveal enrolled students who do not meet the prerequisite or corequisite requirements after registration. These students may be administratively withdrawn from their courses. The prerequisite exemption for college guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. college or university is not applicable to all departments. Students should review the department's listing of classes to determine if the exemption has been removed.

PLACEMENT APPROVED-COURSE LIST

ENGLISH 1055

Students who have placed into ENG 1055 (or below ESL 2510 in the ESL sequence of courses) and who have not successfully completed that course yet or a higher-level English course (or ESL 2510 or a higher-level ESL course) may register into designated courses only, excluding classes which are online or hybrid offerings. A list of these designated courses follows:

ART 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1570, 1600, 1610, 1611, 2110, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2550, 2570, 2630, 2640, 2702, 2704, 2710
ASC 1070, 1072, 1074, 1076, 1078
CAD 1101, 1105, 1201, 2102, 2110
CAR 1000, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1380, 1400, 1450, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100
CIS 1000
CNS 1100, 1120, 1160
DDT 1000
ENG 1055
ESL 1011, 1021, 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520
FFT 1510, 1520
HVA 1114, 1120, 1150, 1610
LIB 1000
MAT (as determined by math placement)
MUS 1500, 1510, 1570
PER 1620, 1653, 1681, 1740, 1741, 1748, 1790, 1841, 1862, 1880, 1890, 1920, 1930, 1970, 2610, 2840
PHO 1220, 1500, 1550, 1700, 1800, 2050, 2100, 2110, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2452, 2453, 2700, 2800, 2803

ENGLISH 1060

Students who have placed into ENG 1060 (or into ESL 2510 or ESL 2520) may register into designated courses only. A list of these designated courses follows:

ACC 1500, 1803, 1805
APM 8110, 8210, 8310
APP 2170
APT 8310
ART 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1570, 1600, 1610, 1611, 2110, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2240, 2250, 2260, 2270, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2550, 2570, 2630, 2640, 2702, 2704, 2710
ASC 1070, 1072, 1074, 1076
ATF 1400
AUT 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 2000, 2100, 2111, 2112, 2115, 2125
CAD 1050, 1101, 1105, 1151, 1160, 1201, 1450, 1501, 2000, 2102, 2110, 2131, 2141, 2151, 2161, 2190, 2201, 2340, 2450, 2602, 2702
CAR 1100, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100
CIS 1050
CMN 1100, 1200, 1250, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1700, 2100, 2300, 2400, 2500
CNS 1100, 1120, 1150, 1160
CRJ 1010, 1030, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1110, 1120, 1220, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1720, 1820, 1830, 1840, 2120, 2154, 2200, 2220, 2254, 2260, 2310, 2320, 2403, 2420
CUL 1010, 1011, 1050, 1060, 1111, 1120, 1151, 1180, 1200, 1230, 1250, 1300, 1400, 1520, 1850, 2020, 2030, 2200, 2250, 2300, 2301, 2311, 2312, 2320, 2330, 2350, 2360, 2391, 2392, 2400, 2410, 2420, 2430, 2480, 2500, 2510, 2530, 2531, 2630
DDT 1000, 1150
DHE 1104
EDU 1600
EEC 1020, 1040, 1060, 1080, 2000
EGR 1110
ENG 1055, 1060, 1350, 1450 (These courses are not eligible for students still addressing ESL levels)
ESL 1011, 1021, 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520
ETT 1110, 1250, 2500, 2700
FFT 1510, 1520
HER 1100, 1120, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1400, 2000
HVA 1114, 1120, 1150, 1210, 1220, 1310, 1390, 1404, 1430, 1522, 1610, 1630, 1650, 1700, 1800, 2010, 2120, 2400, 2510, 2600
IND 1402, 2403, 2404
LIB 1000
MAT (as determined by math placement)
MCT 1000, 1100, 1120, 1130, 2000, 2010, 2020, 2030
MSE 1000, 1100, 1200
MTT 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400
MUS 1500, 1510, 1521, 1530, 1570, 1601, 1611, 1671, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1754, 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764, 1765, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 2551, 2552, 2553, 2554, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2558
OPA 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560
PER 1300, 1590, 2540
PHO 1220, 1500, 1550, 1700, 1800, 2050, 2100, 2110, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2452, 2453, 2700, 2800, 2803
ROB 1500, 1520, 1620, 1640, 1650, 1660, 2040, 2140, 2400, 2500
TED 1030
TSC 2012
WEL 1111, 1500, 1600, 1700, 2500, 2600, 2700

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