Placement

Fall Hours of Operation

Mon - Thur: 8:00-4:30
Friday: 9:00-1:00

 

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Why is Placement important?

Placement gives recommendations for courses in math, English and English as a second language (ESL). This will determine where you start in the sequence of courses and how long it will take to complete them to get your degree or transfer. A new law in California (AB 705) has made transfer level math and English courses accessible in your first year. For more information on AB 705 please visit here.

 

Who is Placement for?
  • Students who designate their educational goals to include transfer, obtain an associate degree, or earn a certificate of achievement.
  • Students who register for any English course or for a mathematics course or for any course which has English or math as a prerequisite.
Who may be exempt from Placement?
  • Students who have earned an Associate Degree or higher at an accredited college or university. Must provide copy of diploma or unofficial transcript.
  • If a student is enrolling in a course for educational/personal enrichment course that does not require English or Math as a prerequisite, co-requisite or advisory (recommended preparation).
How do I complete the Placement questionnaire?

All English and math placement will be done through WebAdvisor via a questionnaire. In order to fill out the questionnaire you will need knowledge of your High School GPA, highest completed High School math course, and intended major of study. ESL students will be also required to fill out the questionnaire, if an appointment is needed you will be referred to do so on your results page. 

 

To access the assessment/placement questionnaire:

  • Login to WebAdvisor
  • Click the Students tab
  • Under "Orientation/Placement/Advise," Click the "Step 2 - Placement Questionnaire"
  • Fill out the form and click submit
  • Review your recommended placement
Do I meet the math competency requirement for a degree?

Many students who are looking to graduate with an local (associate) degree may have met this requirement with the placement questionnaire. Visit the counseling office or submit a question online to ask a counselor if you have met this requirement. 

 

What should I expect on the day of the assessment (ESL Students Only)?
  • Appointment should have been scheduled via WebAdvisor after completion of your Placement Questionnaire, if prompted.
  • All ESL Placement sessions will be done via Zoom, to find out how to use Zoom please review this tutorial.
  • An email will be sent to your account with meeting information including the Zoom link.
  • Please have a government issued ID or student ID card available and prepare to be in session for up to 30 minutes.
Placement Challenge

If you already took the assessment via the Accuplacer test at Cuyamaca College, please follow the directions above to reassess with the questionnaire. If you would like to challenge your placement level after you have completed the placement questionnaire please contact the Department Chair of either MathEnglish or ESL. You may also contact the Assessment Office at cuyamaca.assessment@gcccd.edu for more information. Only assessments given by the Cuyamaca College Assessment Office are acceptable for this purpose.

 

Chemistry Challenge

Students are able to take a chemistry challenge exam to clear them of the prerequisite for entrance into Chem 141. Passing of this exam does not give students credit for the cleared units. Students are able to take this exam only once per term. If you would like to schedule an appointment please email us via cuyamaca.placement@gcccd.edu with your Student ID number and possible availability, the total exam time should take one hour and conducted via zoom.

 

What accommodations are available for students with disabilities?

If you have a disability, contact Disabled Students Programs and Services for assistance with accommodations at (619) 660-4239.