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English & Reading Placement

Attention High School Seniors - If you are participating in Early Welcome, please contact the SCC Outreach Office:  714-628-4808 

If you are planning to enroll in English and/or reading courses, a placement test is no longer required.  High school performance and/or guided self-placement will be used to provide you with course recommendations.
  1. New students must first apply to the college
  2. English and/or reading placement will be based on either 
    High School Performance or Guided Self-Placement.  For a detailed explanation of each placement method, please continue reading below: ​

Recommendation based on High School Performance:

If you have attended or graduated high school within the last ten (10) years, SCC will use information you entered on your college application pertaining to your high school non-weighted grade point average (GPA), completion of high school coursework and grades to generate recommendations for English and reading courses.  Shortly after submitting a complete application to attend SCC and receiving your Welcome Letter, you will receive an e-mail with course recommendations for English and reading based on your high school performance.  If you have questions about your English and reading placement recommendations, please visit the Counseling Center in room D-106.

Recommendation based on Guided Self-Placement:

If you have been out of high school for more than ten (10) years or fall into other circumstances where the high school performance method cannot be applied, you will need to complete the Guided Self-Placement process.  Shortly after submitting a complete application to attend SCC and receiving your Welcome Letter, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access and complete the Guided Self-Placement tool.  Once you have completed the Guided Self-Placement tool, you will receive an e-mail within 3-5 working days (weekends and holidays excluded) with course recommendations.  We encourage you to visit the Counseling Center in room D-106 to review your results and discuss course selection.

ATTENTION CONTINUING STUDENTS: 

If you are a continuing student and want to receive a placement recommendation for English and/or reading courses, please visit the Counseling Center in room D-106 to discuss your placement options. Fore more information, contact the Counseling Center at 714-628-4800. 

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