Math and English Placement Levels

New Assessment & Placement Guidelines

Saddleback College adopted the Current Assessment Process in advance of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Prior to Summer 2019, Saddleback students may have received initial Math and English Placement from Assessment Exams (CTEP, MDTP, Accuplacer) or the evaluation of Alternative Evidence. Returning college students who previously received placement for a basic skills course like ENG 390 or MATH 351 may need to submit an AB 705 Placement Review to gain access to college-level math and English courses. (See below.)

New ESL Placement Process: Students who previously completed an ESL Assessment Exam (CELSA) may schedule a Counseling appointment for a current ESL course placement. ESL course placement now includes college-level ESL 190 and ENG 1A for advanced students. Please see the English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement page for further details.

AB 705 Placement Review

With the passage of Assembly Bill 705, Saddleback College has set up a process whereby returning students can receive placement for college-level math and English courses. Returning students who previously completed the Matriculation Process and received placement for math and/or English course below our current Baseline Math and English Placement Level may submit an AB 705 Placement Review Form. Placements that can be updated include: ENG 390, MATH 351, and MATH 353. (ESL course placements are ineligible.) If approved, a placement review will result in improved placement and eligibility for all courses within the Baseline Placement Level.

Saddleback College's Baseline Math and English Placement Level includes the following courses:

  • Math: 103, 14, 10, 10+210, 7+207, 8+208, 124+224
  • English: 1A, 1A+201

If you previously received a math and/or English course placement that is lower than the classes listed above from Saddleback College's Assessment Exams (CTEP, MDTP, Accuplacer), you may be eligible for higher placement. Click on the form linked below to submit a request for placement review:
AB 705 Placement Review Form

How To Obtain Your Math and English Placement Results

Saddleback students who have had their high school transcript evaluated, completed the Guided Self Placement surveys, or previously taken assessment exams can view their placement results in MySite. Instructions on how to view the Placement Letter in MySite follow.

  1. Click on the following link to be directed to the Assessment & Placement page in your MySite: Obtaining your placement results
  2. Log into your MySite account and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the link that reads: My Information
  • Click on the link that reads: Matriculation
  • Click on the link that reads: Assessment & Placement

If you do not have placement results and you have completed one of the assessment methods listed above, please contact the Matriculation Office.

Understanding Your Placement Levels