New Math and English Placement

Effective Fall 2019, all students now have the opportunity to qualify for transfer level Math and English courses! Students can place into math and English courses using high school records and our new placement tool instead of taking placement tests.  In order to complete the placement tool online, you will need to know your cumulative high school GPA, the highest level Math and English class you’ve taken, along with the grade you earned in those classes. 

New Math and English Placements: 
CLICK HERE to view English class options. Additional information about English placement options can be found HERE.  Math class options can be found HERE. You must use the placement tool to be placed into the correct course (CLICK HERE for additional information about math placement).

Meet with a Counselor if you have any questions about which classes to take.  Call 468-3048 to get an appointment.

All students may be able to place out of a required co-requisite by completing a Multiple Measures Assessment with a counselor.  Call 468-3048 to get an appointment.  Students may also challenge the prerequisite for the class they want to take.  The prerequisite challenge form is available HERE.

If you have been out of high school for more than ten years, you can use the English self-placement guide to select your English course.  For Math, you have several options:

  • You can meet with a counselor to discuss appropriate classes for your educational and career goals.  Call  468-3048 to schedule an appointment
  • If you have taken any college math here or at another institution, bring your transcripts to Admission and Records to determine which classes you can take
  • Enroll in one of the open access courses:  MTH 79, MTH 80 with a corequisite, or MTH 178 with math lab (co-requisites may be waived by taking a multiple measures assessment with a Counselor)
  • Challenge the prerequisite for the class you want to take.  The prerequisite challenge form is available HERE.   

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Janet Daugherty, Student Learning and Success Director: (707) 468-3046 or jdaugherty@mendocino.edu 

This change is all thanks to Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705). 

What is AB 705?

Research shows that a high school grade point average is the strongest predictor of performance in college-level coursework. With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students will receive a placement using high school records instead of our old assessment tests.

California Assembly Bill 705 requires that a community college maximize the probability:

  • That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in English within a one-year timeframe
  • That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in Math within a one-year timeframe
  • That a student enrolled in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction will complete ESL and transfer-level coursework in English within a three-year timeframe

 

To learn more about AB705, visit: https://assessment.cccco.edu/ab-705-implementation

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Janet Daugherty, Student Learning and Success Director: (707) 468-3046 or jdaugherty@mendocino.edu