English & Math Placement

In accordance with California Assembly Bill No. 705 (2017-18), placement testing for English and Math courses are no longer required. Degree-seeking students are encouraged to take English and Math in their first year. Coastline no longer administers placement tests.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT FOR AA/AS DEGREE

Students graduating from Coastline College with an AA/AS Degree are required to demonstrate competency in English. Competency in English is demonstrated through completion of ENGL C100 or ENGL C135 or an equivalent course or higher. The prerequisite for ENGL C100-Freshman Composition and ENGL C135-Business Writing is no longer required; therefore, students may now register for either course without submitting prior proof of prerequisite or placement.

MATH REQUIREMENT FOR AA/AS DEGREE

Competency in Math is demonstrated through any of the following:

  • eligible placement results into MATH C100 or higher
  • completion of MATH C030 or MATH C045* or equivalent course or higher with a grade of "C" or better
  • completion of two years of high school algebra with a grade of "C" or better

*Note: MATH C045-Combo Elem & Inter Algebra (6 credit/SH) is a new pilot course offering for Summer 2019. This course is a combination of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. Students are encouraged not to take additional courses with MATH C045 because of the intensive coursework.

MATH PREREQUISITE

A Prerequisite is a requirement which must be met before enrollment in a course. All math courses have prerequisites.

BEFORE ENROLLING IN A MATH COURSE

It is recommended that students submit prerequisite documents prior to the end of their first semester of attendance and no later than four weeks prior to enrolling in a Math course. Documents submitted to Coastline College are subject to interpretation.

ENGLISH AND MATH PLACEMENT GUIDES

Students may receive placement into English and Math courses via the following alternative methods:

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS PREVIOUS TEST RESULTS (CLEP, DSST, ASSET, COLLEGE) GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT CHALLENGE A PREREQUISITE FREE MATH, ENGLISH, AND WRITING PREPARATION RESOURCES


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