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
How do I complete the Placement questionnaire?
In order to complete this step 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 placement questionnaire:
- Login to Self-Service
- Under "Orientation, Placement, Advising," Click the "Step Two - Placement Questionnaire"
- Fill out the form and click submit
- Review your recommended placement
What should I expect on the day of an ESL placement appointment?
- Appointment should have been scheduled via Self-Service after completion of your Placement
Questionnaire, if prompted.
- All ESL Placement sessions are available via Zoom or In-Person, to find out how to
use Zoom please review this tutorial.
- An email will be sent to your account with meeting information.
- Please have a government issued ID or student ID card available and prepare to be
in session for up to 30 minutes.
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. If you would like
to schedule an appointment please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org with your Student ID number and possible availability, the total exam time should
take one hour and conducted in-person only.