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:

Forms

 

Clearing an English Prerequisite with Other College Transcripts

 

  1. Obtain an unofficial or official copy of your transcripts from the other college or university where the prerequisite course was completed. Transcripts must be from the college where the prerequisite course was completed and cannot be listed as transfer units/courses or courses completed at different college.
  2. Complete the online Prerequisite Evaluation Request form.
  3. Submit the online form and your transcript.
  4. Please check your MySite student portal under My Information > Matriculation > Placement Info to see your evaluation results. We recommend that you check your MySite daily because most evaluations are completed sooner than the 5 day period. 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.

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

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. You must submit a College Board AP score report.
  2. Complete the online Prerequisite Evaluation Request form.
  3. Submit the online form and  your AP score report.
  4. Please check your MySite student portal under My Information > Matriculation > Placement Info to see your evaluation results. We recommend that you check your MySite daily because most evaluations are completed sooner than the 5 day period. 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. If you are submitting the online version, please click on the "Download Score Report" link and submit that copy for evaluation.

Download Score report

Clearing an English Prerequisite with our Assessment Exam

  1. Schedule a Saddleback College assessment exam online or by calling the Matriculation Office or attend a walk-in assessment exam without the need of an appointment.
  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.

Clearing an ESL Prerequisite with our Assessment Exam

  1. Schedule an ESL assessment exam appointment online or by calling the Matriculation Office.
  2. Attend your ESL assessment exam. Your placement and prerequisite clearances will be explained during the counselor advisement session after the exam.
  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 cannot place into ESL courses or clear ESL prerequisites by taking our non-ESL English exam.