English Placement

Students will take the Reading and English exams or turn in alternative evidence to receive English placement and clear prerequisites.English Sequence Chart

Your English placement for English 300, English 200, English 1A and English 1B at Saddleback College is determined in one of the following ways with additional multiple criteria:

English 300 Beginning Writing:

English 200 Fundamentals of Composition:

  • Matriculation assessment based on the scores from the English and Reading exams taken at Saddleback College that indicates English 200 placement.
  • Completion of English 300, English 340, or ESL 350 with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • English placement results from another accredited community college showing course placement. [See Alternative Evidence]
  • Completion of the equivalent prerequisite course with a grade of C or better from another accredited college. [See Alternative Evidence]

English 1A Principles of Composition I:

  • Matriculation assessment based on the scores from the English and Reading exams taken at Saddleback College that indicates English 1A placement.
  • Completion of English 200 with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • English placement results from another accredited community college showing course placement. [See Alternative Evidence]
  • Completion of the equivalent prerequisite course with a grade of C or better from another accredited college. [See Alternative Evidence]

English 1B Principles of Composition II:

Note: the Matriculation assessment exam CANNOT place you into this English 1B.

  • Completion of English 1A with a grade of C or better at Saddleback College.
  • College Board English Lit/Lang or Comp/Lang AP EXAM with a score of 3 or higher.
  • Completion of the equivalent prerequisite course with a grade of C or better from another accredited college. [See Alternative Evidence]