Students may stay on the math or English sequence already following or enroll in a higher-level preparatory course before enrolling in a transfer-level course.
Effective January 1, 2018, Assembly Bill (AB) 705 went into effect that changes placement into English and math courses for all California Community Colleges. View Assembly Bill
AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) is a law that requires California Community Colleges to maximize
the probability that students will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in
English and math within one year.
The law is based on years of research that shows that high school performance information is the best predictor of course completion and success compared to standardized placement exams.
In fact, students are more likely to complete transfer-level English and math courses when placed into them directly. View research
Students are eligible to register in transfer-level math and English classes regardless of any placement you have received in the past. Check your Student Education Plan (SEP) in myCuesta Pathway in your myCuesta portal to view your academic plan.
To be cleared to register for a course listed below, complete: PLACEMENT TOOL
|Transfer-Level Math Course||Transfer-Level English Course|
Math 220 - Math for Elementary School Teachers
|English 201A - English Composition|
|Math Preparatory Course||English Preparatory Course|
|Math 127 - Intermediate Algebra
Math 128 - Applied Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
|English 180 - Intro to English Composition|
|Math Flow Chart||English Flow Chart|
Placement options to place into an ENGLISH or MATH course not listed above:
Completion of course listed above with a grade of 'C' or higher will meet the prerequisite requirement for next level course. Alternatively, your options for prerequisite clearance may be met by either AP Exam score OR course completion at another school. See below for prerequisite clearance options:
- AP Exam with a score of 3 or above - View AP Score Placement Policy
- Earn a “C” or better grade in an English or Math course taken at another college or university
Placement Options to place into all other courses/subjects:
See List of Computer Enforced Courses that require prerequisite clearance.
- Submit a official transcript with "C" or better grade.
- Complete Prerequisite Clearance Form A (except for Physics)
- Complete Form C Evaluation Form for Physics