Step 3: Assessment - Placement Options

For English learners, please visit the English Language Learner Welcome Center for assistance.

Students who have graduated from high school in the last 10 years will receive an English and Math placement automatically upon completion of the online admission application (CCCApply).

If you do not have a high school record from the last 10 years, you will take the self-guided placement. Self-Guided Placement is an activity that provides an opportunity to choose the course(s) most suitable for you.

Guided self placement

 Guided Self-Placement

  • This option is for students who graduated from a high school prior to 2009 or have attended high school internationally.


hs records button

High School Records

  • Recent High School Records (after 2008)
  • EAP (Early Assessment Program)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) test score
  • "Standard Exceeded" status on CAASPP

ESL Assessment

English Language Learner Course & Program Recommendation 

  • If you are still learning English, visit the Testing Center to take the ESL assessment test, which will place you in an ESL class that matches your skill level. 

 ESL Assessment

College Records

  • Course work from another community college
  • Assessment from another community college