Prerequisites for Sciences, Engineering & Mathematics
MATH PLACEMENT POLICY
Math instructors strictly enforce math course prerequisites. Students satisfy course prerequisites by means of an assessment taken at OC within the last two years OR an appropriate grade in the prerequisite course. Refer to the course description for details; time limits may apply to the prerequisite course. Students who took prerequisites for math courses from other colleges or who wish to place by AP or CLEP scores should submit a Request for SEM Prerequisite Clearance (V2.0, 4-18-13) well before registration. Students who wish to use Accuplacer or Compass assessments from other colleges (scores must be no more than two years old) should submit scores to the OC Testing Center for placement recommendation.
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (SEM) PREREQUISITE CLEARANCE
To use college courses completed elsewhere or AP or CLEP exam scores as prerequisites for Olympic College (OC) science, engineering, and math (SEM) courses, your unofficial transcripts or score report must be reviewed for appropriate prerequisites.* Upon approval, a one-time placement form and an entry code are issued, allowing registration for a specific course for a specific quarter.
* Refer to the course description for details; time limits may apply to the prerequisite course. Students who have not completed a math course at the Intermediate Algebra level with a 2.0 or above from an regionally accredited college within the past six years must complete an assessment for OC math placement. Math courses below the Calculus level have a six year expiration.
Attach unofficial transcripts from previous college or AP or CLEP score report.
Turn in to the front desk of the OC Bremerton Advising Center (HSS 203) or fax to 360-475-7233. Email transmissions will be rejected due to FERPA regulations and our commitment to protect confidential student data.
Students are contacted by phone or email within three (3) or four (4) business days. YOU MUST PICK UP the white copy of the SEM Placement Form at the front desk of the Advising Center, (HSS 203), and give to your instructor on the first day of class to prove that you qualify to be in your class or classes.
Please keep in mind that the SEM Advisor does not work on Fridays.
NOTE: Prerequisite Clearance for the current registration period must be submitted by the 2nd day of the quarter.
TESTING CENTER (HSS 222) HOURS
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Rev.: May 21, 2013 Karen Osborn