Limited Summer Registration

If you will be taking any courses in mathematics, chemistry, Spanish, French, or German, you should take the appropriate online placement exam(s) during the summer.

Only those students that have satisfied the prerequisites in these subjects, either by taking the placement exam or having earned a high enough AP Exam score, may pre-register. Placement exams must be completed by August 13th. AP Exam scores must also be received by the Registrar’s Office by this date. Once you have taken the placement exam you will be able to pre-register online by contacting the Advising Center. Limited summer registration closes Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Some courses may fill up quickly during Orientation, so registering over the summer may be beneficial. Please note that you will have the option to change your course schedule (i.e. add/drop courses) during Orientation, so there’s no risk involved in registering for a placement course during the summer.

How to Find My Placement Exam Results

Scores are typically posted 48 hours from completion of the exam. Only once your results are posted will you be able to register for courses over the summer.

  1. Log into MyOxy.

  2. On the left side panel, select “My Gateway.”

  3. Click on the “Grade & Academic Records” link.

  4. In the bottom right square (“More Links Below”), click on “Placement Results.”

  5. All the placement exams you’ve taken will be listed followed by your score, placement, exemptions, and test date.

Note: If you do not see your placement results posted in Grades & Academic Records, neither can we! Once a placement test is completed we must wait for the information to be uploaded into our student information system before they can be reviewed. Please wait until your placement results are posted before contacting the Advising Center.

If you have questions about placement in the following areas, please contact:

Languages
Yovanna Cifuentes-Goodbody
mcifuentes@oxy.edu
(323) 259-1366
Mathematics & Chemistry
Advising Center
advisingcenter@oxy.edu
(323) 259-1341

Placement by AP Exam, IB Exam, SAT II - What do my scores mean?

If you have taken the AP, IB, and/or SAT II exam(s) you must have the scores sent directly to the Registrar’s Office by the relevant governing body. These scores may qualify you to pre-register during the summer before Orientation.

Please note: With the exception of the language proficiency requirement, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations may not be used to satisfy core requirements. Please refer to the Core Program for more information.

See the table below for details:

Mathematics
Test Score Placement
AP Calculus AB 4 or 5 MATH 120 or MATH 128
AP Calculus BC 4 or 5 MATH 150, MATH 210, MATH 212, or MATH 214
IB (Higher Level) 6 or 7 MATH 150, MATH 210, MATH 212, or MATH 214

 

Spanish
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 SPAN 201 Yes
AP score of 5 SPAN 202 Yes
SAT II score 560-689 SPAN 201 Yes
SAT II score 690+ SPAN 202 Yes

 

French
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 FREN 201 Yes
AP Score of 5 FREN 202 Yes
SAT II score 560-689 FREN 201 Yes
SAT II score 690+ FREN 202 Yes

 

German
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 GERM 201 Yes
AP score of 5 GERM 202 Yes
SAT II score 550-679 GERM 201 Yes
SAT II score 680+ GERM 202 Yes

I took an AP Exam or SAT II test in a language other than Spanish, French, or German. Can I use my score to pre-register for a course in this subject?

Pre-registration is only open for mathematics, chemistry, Spanish, French, and German. If you completed an exam in another language, your scores may qualify you to place into a higher level course. Registration for these courses will take place during Orientation.

Japanese
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 JAPN 201 Yes
AP score of 5 JAPN 202 Yes
SAT II score 540-669 JAPN 201 Yes
SAT II score 670+ JAPN 202 Yes

 

Chinese
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 CHIN 201 Yes
AP score of 5 CHIN 202 Yes
SAT II score 550-679 CHIN 201 Yes
SAT II score 680+ CHIN 202 Yes

 

Latin
Test/Score Placement Satisfies Core?
AP score of 4 LATN 201 Yes
AP score of 5 LATN 202 Yes
SAT II score 560-679 LATN 201 Yes
SAT II score 680+ LATN 202 Yes

*For any language not offered at Oxy, a SAT II score of 560 or above will satisfy the core language proficiency requirement.

If you do not have a qualifying score, but believe that you should register for a higher level course you will be required to take a placement exam. Placement exams for Japanese, Latin, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian will be administered during Orientation. A schedule of placement exams will be included in the Orientation materials you will receive when you arrive in August.