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Placement with High School Records

Using your high school GPA and coursework, combined with your education goals, we set you up for success by placing you as the tables below show. Your counselor will assist you in creating a Student Education Plan using this placement and your goals.

If you don't have U.S. high school records, did not complete at least 11th grade in a U.S. high school, graduated from a non-U.S. high school or you are an international students, that's fine, we will have you complete the Guided Self-Placement process instead.

English (Writing and Reading) Placement

High School Coursework High School GPA BC English Placement
No minimum course required GPA ≥ 1.9 ENGL B1A
No minimum course required GPA < 1.9 ENGL B1AL
OR
LRNC B510
No minimum course required Any GPA/Guided Self-Placement ENGL B50

Math Placement

BSTEM Pathways (Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

High School Coursework High School GPA BC Math Placement
Passed Math Analysis
OR
Passed Precalculus
AND
Passed Trigonometry
Any GPA MATH B6A
Passed Precalculus Any GPA MATH B1B
OR
MATH B2
Completed Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II
OR
equivalent
GPA ≥ 3.4 MATH B1A
Completed Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II
OR
equivalent
GPA ≥ 2.6 MATH B1AL
OR
MATH B23
OR
MATH B4A
Did NOT complete Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II
OR
equivalent
Any GPA MATH B75

Non-BSTEM Pathways

High School Coursework High School GPA BC MathPlacement
Completed Algebra I
OR
equivalent
GPA ≥ 3.0 MATH B22
Completed Algebra I
OR
equivalent
Any GPA MATH B22L
OR
PSYC B5
Did NOT complete Algebra I
OR
equivalent
Any GPA/Guided Self-placement MATH B72
OR
TECM B52

Local Degree

High School Coursework High School GPA BC MathPlacement
No minimum course required Any GPA MATH B72
OR
MATH B75
OR
TECM B52

EMLS Placement

If you speak a language other than English and feel that you would benefit from taking courses in our English for Multilingual Students Department, you may choose to place yourself into the EMLS sequence.

English for Multilingual Students: Course Progression

Courses are listed in ascending order.

Level English Writing Course Progression Reading Course Progression Communication Course Progression
Basic EMLS B70
OR
EMLS B70NC
EMLS B71
OR
EMLS B71NC
EMLS B72
OR
EMLS B72NC
Intermediate EMLS B60
OR
EMLS B60NC
EMLS B61
OR
EMLS B61NC
EMLS B62
OR
EMLS B62NC
Advanced EMLS B50
OR
EMLS B50NC
EMLS B51
OR
EMLS B51NC
EMLS B52
OR
EMLS B52NC
Transfer ENGL B1A Degree/Transfer Courses COMM B1
OR
other Oral Communication Course
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