Frequently Asked Questions

  What are multiple measures? 

Multiple measures are used as a more comprehensive review of your math and English skill levels based on high school courses you completed, grades received and other educational experiences. It is a California Initiative aimed to increase a student’s opportunity to take college level English and math early in their college career.

  Can a student come in for a drop-in appointment to discuss multiple measures?
  How does multiple measures affect current students?

Current students can get a second look at their high school coursework to potentially change their current math and/or English placement. Multiple measures allows counselors to review the student’s high school unweighted cumulative grade point average as well as high school English and math courses for a possible new placement even after they have already taken courses at Allan Hancock College.

  How does multiple measures affect new students? 

Through the CCCApply application, new students will be able to use the high school coursework to place themselves in the appropriate math and English.

 How does multiple measures affect former/returning students?

With the multiple measures options, former/returning students will have an option for a second look to reexamine their math and English placement even after they have already taken college coursework. Students are encouraged to file a new CCCApply application and to see a counselor for more details.

  How does multiple measures relate to CCCApply?

Being thorough and accurate in your CCCApply application is key for an appropriate math and English placement. Missing or inaccurate information will cause a misplacement and may encourage you to look into other options I.e. taking START test, when it may not be needed. CCCApply will only place students who have graduated from high school within the last ten years. All other students can be directed to a counselor for other available options.

 What can a current Allan Hancock student do to have their math and English reevaluated if they did not complete a CCCApply application?

A current Allan Hancock student will be able to meet with a counselor to determine their proper placement options. Current students will be strongly encouraged to fill out a new CCCApply application to update their information, which could potentially assist with placement options.

 Where can you get more information regarding placement options/multiple measures?

Students can visit the Santa Maria Campus, Lompoc Valley Center, Santa Ynez Valley Center, Vandenberg AFB counseling departments for more details (General Counseling, STEM/MESA, EOPS, LAP, CAN, UTC).


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Last Modified Nov 17, 2018