Placement Recommendations Services

The College does not proctor placement tests for English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and math. Instead, students receive course recommendations for English, ESL, and math based on their high school performance, and their highest English and math courses. If students do not have access to their high school transcript, they still receive course recommendations and access to first-level transfer courses. Please review the My Course Recommendations page for more information on first-level transfer courses.

Students interested in taking ESL courses, please complete the guided self-placement form. The self-placement form provides more information about the ESL program and where to start in the sequence.  

ESL Guided Self-Placement


The College does not proctor challenge tests for Chemistry (to clear the prerequisite for CHEM A180). For students, who have taken high school Chemistry (2 semesters) and completed it with a B or higher, you can clear the prerequisite for CHEM A180 by submitting a prerequisite clearance request and attaching an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Prerequisite Clearance Request 

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AB 705

The intent of AB 705 is to maximize the success of students by allowing them to start English and Mathematics courses at transfer-level while receiving the necessary support. Students do not need to take a placement test and may register for first level transfer courses in English, ESL, and Mathematics.  

When students apply for admission to the college, their high school GPA and coursework information are collected and course recommendations are determined. For information on how course recommendations are determined, please see English & Math Placement Rules.

Students can verify their course recommendations on MyCoast > My Records > Unofficial Transcripts. If students do not have access to their high school transcript, they will still receive access to first-level transfer courses.,2,3,25,4,5,16,6,7,17,8,9,10,21,11,18,75,74,12,76,13,19,14,26,15,20,27
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