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AB 705 & Multiple Measures

New Placement Process for Fall 2019!

California law (Assembly Bill 705) requires that a community college maximizes the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year timeframe. This law also eliminated the use of assessment tests for purposes of determining course eligibility. The research shows that California students are far more prepared than assessment tests have acknowledged, and student’s high school performance is a much stronger predictor of success.

Video: AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

At MSJC, students are placed into an English and/or math course by completing the CCCApply application; completing the Guided Placement tool, and/or completing a Placement Clearance Form with a counselor.

AB 705 Placement Methods:

CCCApply: Students who have graduated from high school within the last 10 years will be asked about their high school course completion and GPA within the CCCApply admissions application.
Guided Placement Tool: Students who graduated over 10 years ago, graduated in another country, and/or Non-high school/non-graduates will be directed to complete the Guided Placement Tool. This placement method is administered at the Placement Centers on a walk-in basis. This process takes an average of fifteen minutes to complete.
Placement Clearance Form: Students can also choose to complete a Placement Clearance Form with a counselor.

Placement L​evels:

Students entering Mt. San Jacinto Community College maybe eligible to take one of the following transfer level math and/or English courses (please see a counselor for specific requirements for your major and guidance based on your career and educational goal):

Math Placements

Statistics and Liberal Arts Math Placement

  • Math 115 - Ideas of Mathematics (with or without co-requisite support – MATH-081)
  • Math 140 - Introduction to Statistics (with or without co-requisite support – MATH-083)

Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (BSTEM) Placement

  • Math 105 - College Algebra (with or without co-requisite support – MATH-082)
  • Math 110 - Pre-Calculus (with or without co-requisite support– MATH-082)
  • MATH 135 - Calculus for Social Science and Business
  • MATH 211 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

MATH 096 - Intermediate Algebra - Recommended math course for STEM majors that have not completed Algebra 2 or higher with a C- or better.​

English Placement

  • ​English 101 - College Composition (with or without co-requisite support ENGL-094)

NOTE: Special Admits (K-11th graders) seeking Math and English courses or non-math (and English) courses with a math or English prerequisite will need to complete a Challenge Form for department course approval.