Placement Methods

Math and English assessment exams are no longer required for all students.

AB 705 is a law that requires California Community Colleges to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and Math within a one-year timeframe. For information about AB705 watch this video: AB705.

Delta College will place students into English and Math courses using one or more of the following:

  • High school coursework
  • High school grades
  • High school grade point average

Changes to Placement

Instead of taking an assessment exam, Delta students will have the following options for placement:

  • If you graduated from high school in the last 10 years, your English and Math placement will be determined by the information you provide on your online application for admission to Delta College.

  • If you do not have a high school record within the last 10 years, you may still take English and math courses. Please see Understanding Your Placement for more information.

  • If you are an ESL Student, you need to complete the ESL Assessment Exam.

Current Delta Students

Current students are also eligible for these new placement methods. If you are a current and/or returning student, you can self-report your high school coursework, grades, and GPA. If you receive a higher placement using the new placement methods, you will be allowed to enroll in the higher level course. If you believe your placement will improve using your high school GPA and courses, complete the form below and return it to the Assessment Center. 

Report Your High School GPA/Courses


Receiving Your Placement Results

Your English and Math placement will be available in MyDelta

If you need help accessing or understanding your placement results, please visit the Assessment Center.

If you need help planning your courses and/or creating an Education Plan based on your placement results, please visit the Counseling Center