Reading Placement

Note: Students that completed the Guided Self Placement tool during the Matriculation Process do not receive a reading placement but are still eligible for the following reading courses: Eng 345, 340, 180 or 190.

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Students that take the CTEP Reading Comprehension exam will receive a reading course placement for either English 345, English 340, English 180, or fulfilling your reading competency for an AA degree at Saddleback College.

reading course sequence Reading Course Placements and Options

English 345 Building Basic Reading Skills:
This course is recommended for students whose reading placement scores indicate a substantial need for reading improvement. Materials will be at the student’s instructional reading level and range from expository readings to novels and short stories.

English 340 Reading Skills for College:
This is a traditional class, limited in size, to prepare students for college-level work by bringing their reading abilities and study skills to college proficiency. Emphasis is on individual help and guided instruction to develop reading confidence and success in college. English 340 clears the prerequisite to enroll in English Composition 200.

English 180 Speed Reading and Comprehension Training:
This traditional class is designed for students reading at or above 10th-grade level who wish to increase their reading efficiency.

Reading competency for an AA degree: Students that receive this placement have met the Reading Competency for an AA degree and are not required to take a reading class for the Saddleback College AA requirement.

Clearing the Prerequisite for English 70

Students that have already successfully completed a college level English composition course equivalent to English 1A or has complete either of the English AP exams with a score of 3 or higher may clear the prerequisite to be eligible for enrollment in English 70 Reasoning and College Reading.

Note: English 70 has an English 1A prerequisite and will not be open to students until they have submitted a prerequisite evaluation request and been cleared for enrollment.