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English and Math Placement Survey

Complete transfer-level classes in Math and English within one year!

English and Math Placement Survey

After receiving your ECC Student ID Number and MyECC username and temporary password, you can complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey found on your MyECC page (student home screen). El Camino College may use one or more of the following measures to assess your academic preparation and placement:

  • High school GPA and coursework
  • Completion of the English and Mathematics Survey after you log in to MyECC
  • Providing proof of previous college coursework to an ECC counselor or ECC academic division
  • Earning a qualifying score on advanced placement tests while in high school
  • Earning a “standard exceeded” score on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP

Warrior Tip: We recommend having your high school transcripts at hand so you can refer to them as you complete the placement survey.

Screenshot of placement survey on ECC.

Do I need to take the English and Math Placement Survey?

Yes, new students who completed high school in the United States within the last 10 years will be placed into a math and English course based on one or more of the following:

  • Student's unweighted high school grade point average
  • The level of courses a student took in high school
  • The grades that student earned in their high school classes

Mostly all students can expect to be placed into transfer-level math and English courses. Students who can benefit from additional help will have a placement that requires them to take a corequisite course along with the transfer-level math or English course.

You will need to visit our Mathematics and English department for proper placement. Please see contact information below.

Possible Placements

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English Placement Chart

You may be placed directly in English 1A, transfer-level course, directly in English 1A + 1AS, a support course, or optional - English 1, "bridge" course into college-level English. View the chart.

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Mathematics Placement Chart

You may be placed directly in a transfer-level math course or directly in a transfer-level math course plus a support course. View the chart.

Prerequisite/Placement Clearance

You may request a clearance using one or more of the following forms:

  • Providing proof of previous college coursework to an ECC counselor or ECC academic division
  • Earning a qualifying score on advanced placement tests while in high school
  • Earning a “standard exceeded” score on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP

Please submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form for consideration.

For more information regarding the steps please visit our Online Prerequisite Clearance Process page.

Questions? Contact Us

Mathematical Sciences Division

Math, Business, and Allied Health Building
Room 130 (MBA 130)

Gerson Valle
Interim Associate Dean
310-660-3223
gvalle@elcamino.edu

Humanities – English Department

Humanities Building
Room 322 (H 322)

Scott Kushigemachi
Associate Dean
310-660-3316
skushigemachi@elcamino.edu