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Out of Area/State Assessment Options
If you wish to enroll at SMC, you may be permitted to complete the assessments at another institution, but only if the assessments are the same as the ones used at SMC (see below for assessment names). Raw scores for these assessments must be provided. If you live in the greater Los Angeles/Ventura area, you must come to SMC to take your assessment.
- English: Accuplacer Reading Comprehension & Sentence Skills or COMPASS/eCOMPASS Reading & Writing Skills (see waiver process for all COMPASS results).
- ESL: Accuplacer Reading Skills, Sentence Meaning and Language Usage
- Math: Accuplacer Math or COMPASS Math (see waiver process for all COMPASS results).
If you are able to meet the above criteria, please use the link below to request a waiver for the appropriate level English and/or Math class at SMC.
You may also want to contact our Outreach Office for support as an out-of-state student.
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