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AB 705

All students seeking a degree, including active-duty military, veterans, CalWORKs, EOPS and DESP who started Fall 2014 and beyond, are required to complete a guided self-placement, orientation and develop a comprehensive educational plan in order to receive a priority registration date for enrollment. All community colleges have eliminated placement exams and replaced with Guided Self-Placement for classes starting in Summer or Fall 2019.

Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) for students: if you have a verifiable disability, you may request accommodations for assessment. Contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010 or TTY / DESP (408) 741-2658.

English as a Second Language (ESL) are required to contact the assessment office for testing.

Students Exempt from Assessment

  • Anyone who received a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement in English Literature, English Language or Mathematics AB and/ or BC.
  • Students who are only taking classes that do not require English or Math as pre-requisites or for personal enrichment.
  • Students who have completed an Associate Degree or higher from an accredited American college or university.
  • Students who have completed English, Math, and/or Reading at another college or university.

Learning Outcome

Students who complete the Guided Self-Placement tool will be able to:

  • Identify English course recommendation
  • Identify Math course recommendation
Last Updated 10/13/22