English Placement

Students can take the Reading and English assessment exams or provide other evidence in accordance with our current assessment process to receive Reading and English placement and clear prerequisites.

English placement for English 390, English 200 or 201, English 1A and English 1B at Saddleback College is determined by accepted placement methods in accordance with our current assessment process:

English Course Sequence

English 390 Introduction to College English:

  • High school transcripts showing successful completion of English courses completed through the 11th grade with an adequate overall non-weighted GPA.
  • English course completion from another U.S. regionally accredited College.
  • The English and Reading exams taken at Saddleback College.

English 200 Fundamentals of Composition or English 201* College Writing Support and Skills:

  • High school transcripts showing successful completion of English courses completed through the 11th grade with an adequate overall non-weighted GPA.
  • English Composition course completion from another U.S. regionally accredited College.
  • Completion of the prerequisite course with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • The English and Reading exams taken at Saddleback College.
Note: English 201 and English 1A must be taken together.

English 1A Principles of Composition I:

  • High school transcripts showing successful completion of English courses completed through the 11th grade with an adequate overall non-weighted GPA.
  • English Composition course completion from another U.S. regionally accredited College.
  • Completion of the prerequisite course with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • The English and Reading exams taken at Saddleback College.

English 1B Principles of Composition II:

  • College Board English Lit/Lang or Comp/Lang AP EXAM with a score of 3 or higher.
  • Completion of the prerequisite course with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • English Composition course completion from another U.S. regionally accredited College.
Note: you cannot place into English 1B from a high school transcript or the English and Reading assessment exam.