Reading Placement

Students will take the Reading Comprehension exam to receive course placement and clear prerequisites.Reading Sequence Chart

Your Reading placement for English 340, English 180, and English 170 at Saddleback College is determined in one of the following ways:

English 340 Reading Skills for College:

  • Matriculation assessment based on the scores from the CTEP Reading exam taken at Saddleback College.

English 180 Speed Reading and Comprehension Training:

  • Matriculation assessment based on the scores from the CTEP Reading exam taken at Saddleback College.

English 170 Reasoning and College Reading:

  • Matriculation assessment based on the scores from the CTEP Reading exam taken at Saddleback College.
  • 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.

Note: English 170 has an English 1A prerequisite and will not be open to students until they have completed English 1A or turned in Alternative Evidence that places them into English 1B.