Beginning November 1, 2018, placement into English and math is based upon self-reported high school GPA and the last math course completed in high school with a "C-" or better. All applicants receive an email with their placement into English and math. Students who took English and/or math at another college need to submit their official college transcript(s) to the Admissions and Records office for proper placement. Students with questions about their placement should meet with a counselor.
Students without high school data on the application receive the following placements, which provide access to transfer-level English and math:
- English 101+S (5 units) with support
Students may pick one of the following choices:
Transfer-level Statistics with support: Math 065 (2 units) plus Math 165 (4 units) -
open to all students
- Intermediate Algebra with support: Math 050 (3 units) plus Math 150 (5 units) -
for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors
Students interested in studying business or psychology should check with a counselor regarding selecting appropriate math courses.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
- International (F-1 visa) students need to contact the
International Student Center (ISC) to schedule taking the ESL Accuplacer test.
- Non-international ESL students need to contact the
Counseling and Advisement Center for a referral form to take the ESL Accuplacer test if assessment is determined to be required. Non-international ESL students are those students whose primary language at home is other than English and who require additional English language support to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.