Math & English Placement

Saddleback College's Current Assessment Process allows students to obtain Initial Math and English Placement by using either one of the options listed below. Review both placement options and select one to complete Step #2 of the Matriculation Process.

    Option 1: Use the Guided Self Placement Tool (GSP)

    Complete the Math and English Guided Self Placement (GSP) Surveys and receive initial Math and English Placement. Clicking on the direct link below will direct you to MySite where you will complete two short surveys. Each survey pulls available high school transcript data to calculate placement. (This option is the fastest and does not require transcript submission.)
    Note: F1 International Students must see a counselor for Initial Math and English/ESL placement. Contact the International Student Office at 949-582-4637 for an appointment.

    Direct Link: Guided Self Placement
    Average completion time for GSP is 5-10 minutes.

    Option 2: Submit a High School Transcript for Initial Placement

    Submit an Initial Math and English Placement Request with a district-issued or school-issued copy of your high school transcript for evaluation using the direct link below. Your transcript must include the following: completion of Math and English courses from 9th-11th grade (3 years or more) and a non-weighted GPA of 3.0 (or higher).

    Direct Link: Initial Math and English Placement Request Form
    Average processing time for a high school transcript evaluation is 3-5 business days.

    District versions of a high school transcriptObtaining a district-issued or school-issued high school transcript:
    District-issued transcripts look similar to the image on the right and are available through Parchment in our service area, SVUSD and CapoUSD. Course placement requires a Non-Weighted GPA similar to the box below, located on the bottom of the high school transcript. Create a Parchment account and download a PDF of your transcript.

    Direct Link: Parchment
    (You may have to request that Parchment obtains your transcript from your high school before a free PDF download is available.)

    High school transcript non-weighted GPA

    Document Requirements and Submission Guidelines

    • Student portal, homeschool, and international/foreign high school transcripts cannot be used for the initial placement request. Instead, use Guided Self Placement (GSP) to complete Step #2 of the Matriculation Process (Option #1 above).
    • High school transcripts must have completed coursework through 11th grade (grades 9th-11th).
    • C- grades and lower are not considered passing at Saddleback College. All courses must be completed and passed with a grade of C or higher or CR credit notation.
    • All unofficial transcripts must include the student's name and the institution's name or logo.
    • Photos of documents taken with a phone or a camera will not be accepted.
    • Cutting and pasting your transcript data into any document or email will not be accepted.