Understanding Your Placement

Placement Results

Your placement will be available in MyDelta

If you need help accessing or understanding your placement results, please contact us in the Assessment Center.

If you need help planning your courses and/or creating an Education Plan based on your placement results, please visit the Counseling Center

 

Placement Guides

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

English Composition Placement Chart

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 Chart

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 Chart

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 or 97 or 192A/B or 38A

  • 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) 

 

 

Passed Intermediate Algebra
  • Math 13
  • Math 20

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
  • Math 92S
  • Non-credit class
  • Math 38A with 71

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

English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Chart

This chart illustrates how ESL students may qualify for transfer-level and degree applicable English composition. Please consult with a counselor, refer to the chart below, or complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement to determine the appropriate course for your educational goal. ESL courses are designed for English Language Learners. Fluent English speakers should directly take ENG 1A or ENG 1A with ENG 95.

Qualification

 Delta College Course Work

Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 2.6

OR

Successful completion of ESL 90

  • ENG 1A Reading and Composition (3 units)

Cumulative high school GPA <2.6

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

No high school GPA or diploma

  • Complete ESL Guided Self-Placement to determine which ENG or ESL course you should take.
    OR
  • ENG 1A Reading and Composition (3 units) with ENG 95 Intensive Reading and Composition Lab (1 unit)

ESL Notes:

  1. All students have the right to take transfer-level English composition.
  2. Students who are non-native English speakers may take ESL courses before completing ENG 1A.  
  3. Students must provide U.S. high school cumulative GPA. Non-U.S. high school GPA may not be used for placement purposes.

Notes About Your Placement

  1. All students have the right to access transfer-level English composition and transfer-level math (Education Code 78221.5)
  2. 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 with the exception of MATH 38A with MATH 71. Students who have not completed high school intermediate algebra/algebra 2, integrated math III, or college-level intermediate algebra may submit a Matriculation Petition to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. If you previously had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please see a Disability Support Programs and Services counselor to discuss your enrollment options.

Have a Question?

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