To become a Chaffey College student, you need to go through the placement process in English and math. Placement is also required for students wanting to take English as a Second Language. The good news is you no longer have to take assessment tests. Placement helps us determine how much you’ve learned previously in these subjects and what course level you should take now. More than likely, you’ll be able to start with college-level math and English in your first year, due to your rights under Assembly Bill 705.
Effective January 11th the English & Math Placement process will be combined with the New Student Orientation and students will be immediately directed into placement once they complete orientation.
Complete your New Student Orientation online now.
- Transcripts from another college/university - Students who have completed English or mathematics courses at another college/university, verified by official transcripts, will have their placement requirement automatically cleared within 48 hours of receipt of official transcripts. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- AP Exams - Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement examination in English or mathematics verified by official college board test results must submit a pre-requisite/co-requisite validation form. The form can be submitted by e-mail/fax/in person.
- CAASPP/SBAC/SAT/ACT - Students who achieved a score of “standard exceeded” or a score of 4 in English will place in English 1A, composition. You will need to complete the SBAC and SAT clearance form available online or in person at the counseling department. SBAC results are valid up to a year after graduating from high school. Scores report will need be attached. Students who achieved a score of 500 or above on their SAT English or a score of 22 and above on the ACT English will place in English 1A, composition. You will need to complete the SBAC and SAT clearance form available online or in person at the counseling department. Score report will need to be attached. Students who receive an English placement through the SBAC and SAT clearance form will be automatically cleared for: MATH-25, MATH-4, STAT-10, and SCSCI-10. B-STEM majors may be eligible for a higher placement and should contact the placement and testing center.