Required Tests and Placement

Placement examinations may be required for certain Open University classes. For more information visit the Testing Office.

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)

Students planning to register for Math 30 or Math 30X are required to satisfy the prerequisites which is a satisfactory grade in Math 19. For the grade requirement, please consult the most recent online catalog. In lieu of taking Math 19, a satisfactory score on the PPA is also acceptable.  

Please visit the Testing Office website for information at https://www.sjsu.edu/testing/tests/sjsu-exams/precalculus-assessment.php.    

Credit by Examination

Academic credit may be earned through CBE for any department-approved SJSU 0-100 level course for which an equivalent CLEP exam is not available. Credit earned from CBE is non-transferable and awarded on a Credit/No Credit basis; it can only be used to clear SJSU requirements and assist with progress towards a degree at SJSU. For more information visit the Testing Office's Credit by Examination page.

Music Placement Examinations

 Please visit the Music Department Website for more information