English Placement

Students that complete the Guided Self Placement tool or had their high school transcript evaluated for initial math and English placement will received two possible placements. Student with 3 years of high school English completed and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher will be placed into English 1A and those students with a GPA less than 2.6 will be offered an English 1A with an included English 201 support class. All students that received college level initial math and English placement have the option to take the stand alone English 1A class or the English 1A with the 201 support class. Please see the documents below for more information regarding the different course sequence options.

Available English Composition Courses

English Course Sequence

English 390 Introduction to College English:

  • Students are no longer placed into English 390 but this class is still available for those that need this prerequisite course to be successful in English 1A.
     

English 1A + 201* College Writing Support and Skills or English 200 Fundamentals of Composition:

  • Students with 3 years of high school English completed and a cumulative unweighted GPA of less than 2.6 will receive this placement. Students that receive this placement are still eligible to take the stand-alone English 1A course but you should discuss this option with your counselor before you enroll.

    *English 1A and English 201 MUST be taken together.
     

English 1A Principles of Composition I:

  • Guided Self Placement tool with 3 years of English and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  • High school transcripts showing successful completion of  3 years of English and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher.
  • Successful completion of an English Composition course, equivalent to English 200, 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 challenge 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.
  • Successful completion of an English Composition course, equivalent to English 1A, from another U.S. regionally accredited College.
Note: you cannot place into English 1B from a high school transcript or the English and Reading challenge exam.

Transfer English Completion in 2 Semesters

The sequence grid below shows multiple options to complete transfer level English Composition in 2 semesters at Saddleback College.

Transfer English Completion in 2 Semesters