New Math and English Placement Fall 2019

Effective FALL 2019, all students will have the opportunity to qualify for transfer level math and English! Students will soon be able to place into math and English courses using high school records and our new questionnaire (coming soon!) instead of taking placement tests. This change is all thanks to Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705).

What is AB 705?

Research shows that a high school grade point average is the strongest predictor of performance in college-level coursework. With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students will receive a placement using high school records instead of our old assessment tests.

California Assembly Bill 705 requires that a community college maximize the probability:

  • That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in English within a one-year timeframe
  • That a student will begin and complete transfer-level coursework in Math within a one-year timeframe
  • That a student enrolled in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction will complete ESL and transfer-level coursework in English within a three-year timeframe

Placement of students into English and Math courses will be based on one or more of the following:

  • High school coursework
  • High school grades
  • High school grade point average 

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Janet Daugherty, Student Learning and Success Director: (707) 468-3046 or 

New English and Math Placement Models:

Click here for the English Guided Self-Placement
Click here for a Multiple Measures Placement Process to help you choose the math class that is best for you based on both your experience and your degree pathway. 

IMPORTANT: Summer 2019 will be the last semester Mendocino college will give the Math and English Placement Test.  All Students seeking math and/or English enrollment in summer 2019 must complete a Math and/or English Background Questionnaire (may waive the placement test), complete the placement test or submit transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office.

To learn more about AB705, visit: