New Placement Policy

Modesto Junior College is excited to share new English and Math placement options for students, and this probably affects you! A new state law (AB 705) was written to help students enter and complete transfer-level English and Math in one year.


What is AB 705?

AB 705 is a law that requires California Community Colleges to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and Math within a one year timeframe. MJC will place students into English and Math courses using one or more of the following:

  • High school coursework
  • High school grades
  • High school grade point average
  • Guided-Self Placement

New Placement Options:

  • 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.

Are you a Continuing or Returning Student?

Current students are also eligible with these new placement methods. If a current and or returning student has already started the English or Math sequence receives a higher placement using the new placement methods, they will be allowed to enroll in the higher level course.

How will I receive my results?

Students will receive their English and Math placement via email and it will be available in PiratesNet.

For quick assistance on East and West Campus, walk-in counseling and support services are available in the MJC Pathways centers. Counseling appointments are also encouraged, and available here.

  • East Campus: Student Services Building, Room 128
  • West Campus: Yosemite Hall, Room 118

We are here to help - please do not hesitate to reach out or come in to talk with us!


Read AB 705 letter to students

Learn more about AB 705 HERE.