Why Multiple Measures?

Multiple Measure placement is part of a California State Initiative to increase students’ access to higher-level English and math courses where data shows they have the capacity to succeed. High school transcript data is used to place students into college English and math courses that best fit their skillset.

 

How to Receive a Multiple Measure Placement

*Be sure to have your high school transcript available for reference when applying or completing the online request form.

 

What questions are asked on CCCApply about my high school performance?

  • What was your unweighted high school GPA (grade point average)? Please enter a value between 0.00 and 4.00.
  • What was the highest English course you took in high school?
  • What grade did you receive?
  • What was the highest math course you took in high school?
  • What grade did you receive?
  • What was the highest math course that you passed with a Pass or C- or better grade in high school?
  • What grade did you receive?

 

Can I still take the assessment test?

If you are unhappy with your multiple measure placement, you are welcome to take the assessment test. Don’t worry. Your highest placement will be used, whether it be your multiple measure placement, assessment test results, or one of the other placement options. Visit placement options for more information.

*Be sure to see a counselor if you are unsure which course is most appropriate for you.

 


What if it has been more than 10 years since I have graduated from high school?

  • Multiple measures are used as a comprehensive review of your English and math skill levels based on high school course completion and grade point average (GPA). Research suggests that your high school data is most predictive of your college English and math course success within the first 10 years.
  • Please see other placement options if it has been more than 10 years since you graduated from high school or if you did not receive a diploma or equivalent from a US high school.