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English Placement

How are course recommendations determined?

Recommendations for placement are offered with your success as the ultimate and first most goal. You may be directed to lower level courses if it is determined that you are highly unlikely to succeed in transfer-level English (English 100).


Eligibility for English courses is determined through Multiple Measures in the English Placement Process. Completion of ENG 100 or ENG 49 + ENG 100 with a C or better is required for an AA or AS Degree.

Transferable to UC & CSU 

  • English 100, 202, and 203
  • Students taking English 49 must enroll in the concurrent section of English 100 (Note: English 49 will not transfer, English 100 will transfer)

Class Recommendation Based on Placement

San Marcos Assessment
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: (760) 744-1150 ext. 2476
Hours: Monday-Friday 8a.m.– 5:00p.m.

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