STEP 1: Application
Complete the online application at least 10 days prior to the assessment test.
Click here to begin the application.
STEP 2. English, Math and ESL Placement
After November 1, 2018, placement into English and math will be based upon self-reported high school GPA and the last math course completed in high school with a "C-" or better. All applicants will receive an email regarding 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 level should meet with a counselor.
Students without high school data on the application will 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
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.
STEP 3: Orientation
New student orientation is required and can be satisfied by completing an in-person orientation or online.
- In-Person Orientation (recommended for new students)
Orientations held at local high schools
Early Decision Day at Citrus College (only available through high school districts)
For orientation completion credit, it is important to access the English, Spanish or Accessible versions (not Guest version), accurately enter Citrus College ID number (begin with capital A or CC), complete all quizzes, and print out the "Congratulations" page at the end of the workshop.
STEP 4: Student Educational Plan (SEP)
Check with the Counseling and Advisement Center, or appropriate counseling office in which you are eligible to receive services to complete a SEP.
Students with 15 units or less – Non-exempt first-time students with 15 college units or less will be able to complete an abbreviated SEP (first semester plan) during a counseling appointment or course planning session.
Students with 16 units or more – Non-exempt first time students are advised to meet with a counselor during an individual appointment to create a SEP. Prior to the appointment, students must complete orientation, declare a course of study, and official college transcripts must be on file.