Understanding Your Placement

Placement Guides

The placement guidelines below help determine which courses you are eligible for.

English Composition Placement
English Composition Placement

Qualification

 Delta College Course Work

Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 2.6
OR

Previous placement level: Composition Level 3*

OR

Successful completion of ENG 78B, ENG 79, ENG 94, or ENG 95

  • ENG 1A Reading and Composition (3 units)

Cumulative high school GPA <2.6

OR

Previous placement level: Composition Level 1 or 2*

  • ENG 1A Reading and Composition (3 units) with ENG 95 Intensive Reading and Composition Lab (1 unit)

NO high school GPA

  • ENG 1A Reading and Composition (3 units) with ENG 95 Intensive Reading and Composition Lab (1 unit)

*Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019

Statistics/Liberal Arts Math Placement

Students are advised to have successfully completed high school beginning algebra/algebra 1, integrated math II, or college-level beginning algebra. Successful completion of high school beginning algebra/algebra 1, integrated math II, or college-level beginning algebra satisfies the course prerequisite of MATH 90 Elementary Algebra.

Qualification

  Delta College Course Work

Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.0

OR

Previous placement level: Math Level 5 or higher*

OR

Successful completion of MATH 70, MATH 92G, MATH 92S, or MATH 96

  • PSYCH 2 Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science (3 units)
  • MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 units)
  • MATH 17A Concepts and Structures of Mathematics (3 units)
  • MATH 17B Concepts and Structures of Mathematics (3 units)

Cumulative high school GPA < 3.0

OR

Previous placement level: Math Level 4 or lower*

 

  • PSYCH 2 Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science (3 units)
  • MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 units) with MATH 70 Corequisite Support for Introduction to Probability and Statistics (2 units)
  • MATH 17A Concepts and Structures of Mathematics (3 units)
  • MATH 17B Concepts and Structures of Mathematics (3 units) 

NO high school GPA

  • MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 units) with MATH 70 Corequisite Support for Introduction to Probability and Statistics (2 units)

No requirements to enroll (i.e., these math courses are open to all students regardless of high school GPA or previous placement level*)

  • MATH 86 Algebraic Applications for Career Transfer Education
  • MATH 96 Pre-Statistics

*Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019

Business/Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Math Placement

Students are required to have successfully completed high school intermediate algebra/algebra 2, integrated math III, or college-level intermediate algebra before enrolling in any transfer-level business/STEM math courses. Successful completion of high school intermediate algebra/algebra 2, integrated math III, or college-level intermediate algebra satisfies the course prerequisite of MATH 92G Intermediate Algebra or MATH 92S Intermediate Algebra (STEM).

 

Qualification

Delta College Course Work

Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.6 AND successful
completion of high school precalculus

OR

Previous placement level: Mathematics Level 6*

OR

Successful completion of MATH 39 or MATH 38A and MATH 38B

  • MATH 1 Calculus I (5 units)

Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.4 and successful completion of algebra 2, integrated math III, or equivalent
OR 
Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 2.6 and enrolled in high school calculus

OR

Previous placement level: Mathematics Level 5*

OR

Successful completion of MATH 92G or 92S for MATH 20 or successful completion of MATH 92S or 97 for MATH 13, 38A, 38B, and MATH 39

  • MATH 13 Survey of Calculus (4 units)
  • MATH 20 Finite Mathematics (3 units)
  • MATH 38A Precalculus I (4 units)
  • MATH 38B Precalculus II (4 units)
  • MATH 39 Precalculus (6 units) 

 

 

Cumulative high school GPA < 3.4
OR

Enrolled in high school precalculus

OR

Previous placement level: Math Level 4*

OR

Successful completion of algebra 2, integrated math III, or equivalent

  • MATH 38A Precalculus I (4 units) with MATH 71 Corequisite Support for Precalculus I (2 units)  

No requirements to enroll (i.e., this math course is open to all students regardless of high school GPA or previous placement level*)

  • MATH 97 Preparatory Mathematics for STEM

 

*Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019

Notes About Your Placement

  1. All students have the right to access transfer-level English composition and transfer-level math (AB 1805).
  2. If you previously had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please see a Disability Support Programs and Services counselor to discuss your enrollment options.

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