English Prerequisites

Students that have completed one of the accepted methods of Alternative Evidence may use such evidence to clear an English prerequisite at Saddleback College. Please see all accepted methods and procedures to clear English prerequisites below:

Clearing an English Prerequisite with Other College Transcripts

  1. Obtain an unofficial or official copy of your transcripts from the other college or university.
  2. Download and complete the Math and English Prerequisite Evaluation form. If you need help filling out the Prerequisite Evaluation form please click here for an example.
  3. Submit your transcripts and the completed form to the Matriculation Office. Information on how to submit your documents can be found at the top of the form.
  4. Follow the instructions from box 5 on the form to check your results in MySite. We cannot give out evaluation results over the phone or email.
  5. If the prerequisite is cleared you will be eligible to register for your target course during your next registration period.

Note: Unofficial or official transcripts must include your name and the schools name to be used for evaluation. Courses to be considered must have a passing grade of a C or better. C- grades are not passing at Saddleback College.

Note: Students that have submitted official copies of their transcripts to Saddleback College will not automatically have all prerequisites courses evaluated. It is the Students responsibility to submit evaluation requests to Matriculation or the appropriate division office to have any prerequisite cleared.

Note: High school English courses CANNOT be used to clear a prerequisite.

Clearing an English Prerequisite with AP Scores

  1. Obtain an unofficial or official copy of your Advanced Placement (AP)® English Lit/Comp or Lang/Comp exam results from College Board. Results must be from College Board.
  2. Download and complete the Math and English Prerequisite Evaluation form. If you need help filling out the Prerequisite Evaluation form please click here for an example.
  3. Submit your AP results and the completed form to the Matriculation Office. Information on how to submit your documents can be found at the top of the form.
  4. Follow the instructions from box 5 on the form to check your results in MySite. We cannot give out evaluation results over the phone or email.
  5. If the prerequisite is cleared you will be eligible to register for your target course during your next registration period.

Note: You must submit original College Board AP English results with with a score of 3 or higher to be accepted.

Clearing an English Prerequisite with an Assessment Exam

  1. Obtain a copy of your assessment/placement results taken at another California Community College.
  2. Download and complete the Math and English Prerequisite Evaluation form. If you need help filling out the Prerequisite Evaluation form please click here for an example.
  3. Submit your assessment results showing an English Composition course placement and the completed form to the Matriculation Office. Information on how to submit your documents can be found at the top of the form.
  4. Follow the instructions from box 5 on the form to check your results in MySite. We cannot give out evaluation results over the phone or email.
  5. If the prerequisite is cleared you will be eligible to register for your target course during your next registration period.

OR

  1. Schedule a Saddleback College assessment exam online or by calling the Matriculation Office.
  2. Attend your assessment exam and check your results in MySite.
  3. If your assessment results show that you have placed into or higher than the target course your prerequisite will be cleared once the assessment results have posted to your MySite.
  4. If the prerequisite is cleared you will be eligible to register for your target course during your next registration period.

Note: Students can only place as high as English 1A by taking the assessment exam.