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

Update: August 2, 2022

This chart illustrates how you may qualify for transfer-level and degree applicable English composition. Please consult with a counselor to determine the appropriate course for your educational goal.

Enrollment Requirements Delta College Course Work
None

Cumulative high school GPA > 2.6
OR
Previous placement level: Composition Level 3*
OR
Succesful completion of ESL 59
OR
Previous successful completion of ENG 78B, ENG 79, ENG 94, or ENG 95**

*Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019.
**Previous course completion applies to students who took these courses prior to Fall 2021.

Notes:

  1. All students have the right to enroll in transfer-level English composition (Title 5, Section 55522).
  2. If you previously had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please see a Disability Support Programs and Services counselor to discuss your enrollment options.
Statistics/Liberal Arts Math Placement Chart

Updated: August 2, 2022

This chart illustrates how you may qualify for transfer-level and/or associate degree applicable statistics and liberal arts math. Please consult with a counselor or see the Mathematics Entry Chart above to determine the appropriate course for your educational goal.

Enrollment Requirements Courses with Corequisite Support* Courses without Corequisite Support
None
Cumulative high school GPA > 3.0
OR
Previous placement level: Math Level 5 or higher**
OR
Previous successful completion of MATH 70,  MATH 92G , MATH 92SMATH 96, or MATH 192B ***
  • Any of the above courses

*Courses with Corequisite Support include additional time to review prerequisite skills necessary for success and to provide extra instruction and practice with course concepts.
**Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019.
***Previous course completion only applies to students who took these courses prior to Aug. 22, 2022.

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

Updated: August 2, 2022

This chart illustrates how you may qualify for transfer-level and/or associate degree applicable business/STEM math. Please consult with a counselor or see the Mathematics Entry Chart above to determine the appropriate course for your educational goal.

Enrollment Requirements Courses with Corequisite Support* Courses without Corequisite Support
None
Successful completion of high school intermediate algebra or equivalent
  • Any of the above courses

Cumulative high school GPA > 3.4 AND successful completion of high school intermediate algebra or equivalent
OR
Cumulative high school GPA > 2.6 AND successful completion of high school precalculus
OR
Previous placement level: Math Level 5**
OR
Previous successful completion of  MATH 92G or MATH 92S or MATH 97 or MATH 192A/MATH 192B***

  • Any of the above courses

Cumulative high school GPA > 3.6 AND successful completion of high school precalculus
OR
Previous placement level: Math Level 6**
OR
Successful completion of MATH 39 or MATH 38A and MATH 38B 

  • Any of the above courses

*Courses with Corequisite Support include additional time to review prerequisite skills necessary for success and to provide extra instruction and practice with course concepts.
**Previous placement level only applies to students who completed the assessment placement prior to Feb. 1, 2019.
***Previous course completion only applies to students who took these courses prior to Aug. 22, 2022.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Chart

Updated: August 2 ,2022

This chart illustrates how ESL students may qualify for transfer-level and degree applicable English composition. Please consult with a counselor, contact the ESL lab, 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 2A.

Enrollment Requirements Delta College Course Work

U.S. cumulative high school GPA ≥ 2.6
OR
Successful completion of ESL 59

U.S. cumulative high school GPA <2.6
No U.S. high school GPA

* Fluent English speakers with a U.S. high school GPA should directly take ENG 1A or ENG 2A. Fluent English speakers without a U.S. high school GPA should consult with a counselor.

Notes:

  1. All students have the right to take transfer-level English composition (Title 5, Section 55522).
  2. Students who are non-native English speakers may take ESL courses before completing ENG 1A.
  3. Students must provide U.S. cumulative high school GPA. Non-U.S. high school GPA may not be used for placement purposes.

Have a Question?

For questions about your placement level and/or help to understand what your placement means, please contact the Placement Center.

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