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Steps to Enroll in Classes
A Checklist for New and Returning Students
1. View the Orientation
View the orientation online before completing the assessment.  The orientation gives an overview of instructional programs and support services. You must log in with your student ID to receive credit for completing the orientation.

2.  Assessment
Identifies your present level of skills in English, reading and math.  Assessment takes approximately three hours. Check the Assessment Schedule online for times at the Main Campus or Escondido Center.

Special Testing 

     a. Non-native speakers of English: Students whose first language is not English will benefit from having an assessment designed for non-native speakers of English.  Contact the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department, Room A-17 at (760) 744-1150 x2772.

     b. Students with Disabilities: Students with needs for special accommodations for testing need to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (760) 744-1150 x2375.

Previous Placement Scores/Transcripts

     a. Previous Placement Scores:  Students with previous placement scores within the last 2 years may use their previous placement.  Take the scores to Assessment for clearance in math and English.  Those with scores older than two years are required to retake the assessment.

     b. Transcripts From Another College: Students can be placed into math and English based on transcripts from another school where English or math was taken.  Take the transcripts to Assessment or to a counseling appointment for clearance.

     c. AP Scores:  Students can be placed into math and English based on AP tests with a 3 or higher.  Again, go to Assessment or to a counseling appointment for clearance.

     d. SAT/ACT Scores: SAT scores of 550 and above or ACT scores of English 24, Math 23 may be used for placement.  Fax or bring in your scores to the Assessment Center.

Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone:  (760) 744-1150