This Frequently Asked Questions page is for students, based on questions received by students regarding AB 705 placement and implementation. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us at any of the contacts listed on the AB 705 webpage.
A corequisite course pairs a transfer-level math or English course with a support class. The support class offers just-in-time content skills, and may include student success and study skills.
A prerequisite course is the required preparation that is needed to be successful in the stated course. For example, College Algebra (Math 110) is the prerequisite for Business Calculus (Math 130).
Military-affiliated students using VA Education Benefits should contact the Veterans Resource Center. To schedule a counseling appointment or to get more information, please call 760-744-1150, x2173.
All Math classes numbered 100 and above are transferred to UC and CSU with the following one restriction: Math 115 is CSU transferable only.
Yes; however, we ask that you consider taking the extra support class, which is designed to help you have a better chance at succeeding in your ENG 100 class. If you choose to enroll in ENG 100 only, you will need to choose a section of ENG 100 that is not linked to a section of ENG 49.
English as a Second Language
There are many benefits to taking academic ESL classes. In addition to strengthening your language skills, you will earn units that can be transferred to CSU/UC. You can see a counselor or ESL advisor for details.
English as a Second Language classes are for any multilingual speakers/writers of English regardless of birthplace or previous educational experience. If you are multilingual, and you experience difficulty expressing yourself when writing in English because English is not your native (primary) language, then you may benefit from taking an ESL academic writing class.
Transfer-level ESL writing courses at Palomar college are high level academic writing classes that transfer to UC and CSU, and they focus on helping students develop high level critical thinking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. If you sometimes experience difficulty expressing yourself when writing in English because English is not your native (primary) language, then you may benefit from taking an ESL academic writing class.
Struggles with grammar are a great reason to consider taking an ESL course. If English is not your native (primary) language, and you sometimes experience difficulty expressing yourself when writing in English, then you may benefit from taking an ESL academic writing class. Please note that we also offer credit/noncredit ESL grammar courses (such as ESL 14/NESL 914) that could be taken in addition to your ESL or English writing class for additional grammar support.
Take a reading course to obtain the support you need to succeed in GE courses and courses in your major. Learn to read quickly, develop a large technical vocabulary, and improve your ability to comprehend and analyze technical material at a high level. Read to Succeed!!
Last modified May 2022