Understanding Your Course Placement Recommendations
Your course placement recommendations were based on your high school performance information. You can find your course placement recommendation scores for English, reading, and math/quantitative reasoning on Self-Service. Once logged in, click on the "Academics" icon, and then click on "Test Summary". From there, you will be able to view your placement scores and a link to this "Understanding Your Course Placement Recommendations" page.
Below are the tables that will guide you through selecting the courses that best fit your needs.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning Course Recommendations
When selecting the appropriate math course, you need to consider your major. You have received two math course placement recommendations that lead to different paths. The Statistics, Liberal Arts Math (SLAM) track is for students that are interested in the Social Sciences, Nursing, Teaching, Art, Psychology, Sociology majors to name a few. Students that are interested in Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math majors should take a course under the B-STEM track.
Math Course Sequence by Career Path
|0||Take the Guided Self-Placement||Take the Guided Self-Placement|
|1 or 2||Math 105, 204, 219S, Psych 210, BUS 130*||Take the Guided Self-Placement for BSTEM course recommendation|
|3||Math 105, 204, 219, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Take the Guided Self-Placement for BSTEM course recommendation|
|3.5||Math 105, 204, 219, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 140 + 040|
|4 or 5 or 6||Math 105, 204, 219S, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 140 + 040|
|7 or 8||Math 105, 204, 219, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 140|
|9||Math 105, 219S, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 140|
|10||Math 105, 204, 219S, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 162|
|11||Math 105, 204, 219, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 162|
|12 or 13||Math 105, 204, 219, PSYC 210, BUS 130*||Math 150, 180/180H|
Explore your Math Options
- Mathematics department Math course sequence link
- Click this math course description link to learn about each course.
- Students are eligible to enroll in transfer-level courses that include additional support for Math 204 (Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers), Math 221 (Statistics), and Math 140 (College Algebra). The support course (e.g., Math 040) is designed to provide students with extra assistance so that they are more likely to pass the primary course (e.g. Math 140). We strongly encourage you to speak with a counselor to select the appropriate math course. Counselors are available on a first-come, first-served basis in S-112 or click here to be directed to the Counseling webpage.
- College Algebra (Math 140) Video
- Statistics (Math 219) Video
AB 705 Student Acknowledgement
Noncredit Math Options - Refresh your Math Skills
Visit the Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education Noncredit Math refresher courses page.
- Math Study Skills (13695): Get one-on-one and small group support with specific Math questions you have. Algebra and basic math support available.
- Introductory Algebra: Review core concepts so you can solve algebraic equations with ease. Rational Numbers Operations, Expressions & Equations, Graphing, Exponents, Factoring & Polynomials
- Principles of Mathematics (17951): This course teaches you core math concepts needed for school. Whole numbers, Fractions, Decimals & Percent Rations, Proportions, Unit conversions, Integers & Signed numbers, and more!
For information about these classes and how to register, call the School of Continuing Education at (714) 241-5782 or email Professor Reza Mirbeik at firstname.lastname@example.org
English for Multilingual Students (EMLS)
English Course Recommendations
English composition is a requirement to earn an Associate Degree and/or to transfer. To meet this requirement, you need to enroll in the course that was recommended. Students taking English 066 must enroll in the concurrent section of English 101 (English 066 will not transfer, English 101 will transfer). Click this English course description link to learn about each course.
AB 705 Student Acknowledgement
Reading Course Recommendations
You have the option of enrolling in reading courses. Reading and critical analysis are essential components of college success. Visit the Reading Course Descriptions link to learn more about each course.
If English is your second language and you have not intensively studied English in school for the past seven years, or if you do not use English frequently, you will benefit from enrolling in EMLS courses. In order to be placed into any EMLS course, students will need to complete the Guided Self-Placement
. Visit our Guided Self-Placement page for more information.
Challenging Placement Recommendations Steps:
Follow these steps if you would like to challenge your placement recommendations at least two weeks before instruction begins.
- Meet with a counselor to discuss your placement recommendations
- Complete the Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Form and provide supporting documentation.
- Submit the completed form to the appropriate department chair.
What Happens Next?
- The challenge form and supporting evidence will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the dean, department chair, and one department or division representative.
- The student will receive a written notification of the decision and the challenge form will be processed by Admissions and Records.