New Placement Process for English and Math for Spring 2019
Good news! Recent changes to the course placement process at Mission College will allow most students to be placed in courses based on their U.S. high school GPA and other transcript information.
Continuing students may be eligible for higher level course placements!
After receiving your placement options, be sure to set up a counseling appointment (or a DSPS Counseling appointment if you are a student with a disability) to determine the most appropriate courses for your educational goals.
New English & Math Placement Options
Check if Mission College has your High School Transcript
If you are a recent California high school graduate who has graduated in the last three years, we may have your transcript on file. Please email or visit the Assessment Center with your Mission Student ID number.
Upload your U.S. High School Transcript
If you have a copy of your high school transcript you can upload your transcript here and the Assessment Center will evaluate it. Expect to receive your course options within 5 business days.
Submit College-Level Math or English from Another College
You may be eligible to clear Math and/or English prerequisites with equivalent coursework from other educational institutions. Click here to learn how to clear prerequisites.
Submit AP, SAT, ACT or EAP Scores (if you have them)
Take a Placement Test
Students who do not have a U.S. high school transcript, other acceptable test scores, or equivalent coursework from other institutions will need to take a placement test in math, English, reading and/or ESL. Complete the Assessment Preparation Form and bring the form with your Mission College ID number and a photo ID with you to the Assessment Center in SEC-109 during our open hours.
Use your Current Course Placements
If you've been a student at Mission College, we will continue to accept your current course placements.
Placement Testing for ESL Courses
Students who want to take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses need to take our ESL placement test. Click here for ESL testing reqirements.
Assistance for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities can contact the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)in Room CC-240 or by calling (408) 855-5085 or TTY at (408) 727-9243 to inquire about taking placement exams with accommodations.
Additional Changes by Fall of 2019
Mission College, along with all other California Community Colleges, is making changes to Math and English course placement procedures to comply with the new state law, AB 705. As we transition, students will have different pathways and more course options beginning in Summer and/or Fall of 2019. Links below will show you the different pathways you may be able to pursue.
>>Service Area Outcomes
SAO 1: Upon completion of their placement tests, students will understand their course placement levels.
SAO 2: Students taking placement tests will prepare for them using the available study guides.
SAO 3: Students and Department Chairs who submit an approved Prerequisite Challenge Form to the Assessment Center will have the prerequisite entered in Datatel and a confirmation email sent to both the Student & Department Chair.
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