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English Placement Calculations

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High School Records

You can use your high school records for English placement if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • currently in high school
  • graduated from a US high school in the last 10 years

Understanding your English Placement:

High School GPA
English Placement Calculations
2.6 and above Eligible for English 1A or ESL 10
above 1.9 and below 2.6

Eligible for English 1A or ESL 10

English 50 is a recommended support course that students with a GPA above 1.9 and below 2.6 may take with English 1A

1.9 and below

Eligible for English 1A with concurrent enrollment in English 50*

English 50 is a co-requisite support course that students with a High School GPA of 1.9 and below must take with English 1A

*PLEASE NOTE: Students with a placement of ENGL 1A paired with ENGL 50 have the choice to opt-out of ENGL 50, including if no seats are available in any section this term. Students choosing to opt-out may submit a Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Form to the English Department for a waiver of the co-requisite.

English Guided Self-Placement

The English Guided Self-Placement is available for you if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • currently in the 9 grade in need of English placement
  • graduated high school more than 10 years ago.
  • attended high school internationally
  • did not/will not complete high school

Understanding your Guided Self-Placement Results:

The English Guided Self-Placement will give you insight into what type of reading and writing assignments you can expect in our English courses at SRJC. Through self-reflect and completing sample reading and writing assignments, you will be able to decide which English courses may be appropriate for your level of experience.

Upon completing this activity, you will be allowed to enroll in English 1A, English 1A paired with English 50 support course, or  ESL 10. If you need help deciding which English class is right for you, please meet with a counselor.

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To Multilingual Students

English as Second Language classes may be a good choice for you if English is not your first language and you still want to improve your reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening skills in the English language. If you need help deciding whether English or ESL is right for you, please meet with a counselor.

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From learning communities to the English Writing Center, SRJC offers a wide range of resources to help you succeed in your courses.

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Our staff is here to support you with your placement questions and ensure you have a smooth process in registering for courses here at SRJC!

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