About English & Math Placement Courses
The purpose of Assembly Bill 705 is to help you enroll in and complete transfer-level classes in English and math within one year.
For English, depending on your placement, you will start in one of two ways: (a) directly in English 1, a transfer level English course; (b) directly in English 1, paired with English 28, a supporting course. In some instances, you may also be encouraged to take another reading or grammar supporting course.
For math, depending on your placement, you will start in one of three ways: (a) directly in a transfer-level math course; (b) directly in a transfer level math course paired with one supporting course; or (c) one semester of an accelerated math course followed by one semester of transfer level math, either as a stand-alone course or paired with one supporting course.
Visit the Math Department or English Department website for more information on the new course sequences.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The ESL placement process remains the same for now. If you want to take credit ESL classes, you must complete the ESL placement exam, which consists of ACCUPLACER Language Use, Reading Skills, and Sentence Meaning.
Visit the Success and Engagement Center during our walk-in hours to complete your ESL placement exam. No appointments are needed.
What if I Don't Complete the Placement Process?
If you are a first-time college student, the placement process is mandatory. You will not be able to enroll in your fall or spring classes until you complete this process. You are responsible for completing all steps of enrollment in a timely manner.