Assessment for Course Placement

AB705 and New Assessment Process

Effective Spring 19:

A Placement Test is Not Required

Clovis Community College has implemented new multiple measure criteria for initial English and Math course placement. The new course placement criteria is being implemented to align with Assembly Bill 705 which requires that community colleges maximize the probability that students will enter and complete transfer-level English and Math in one year time frame.

How to Complete Assessment

New Students

Drop in to meet with a counselor to determine your initial course placement. Bring an unofficial copy of any documents that can be reviewed for appropriate placement into coursework which may include:

  • High school transcript (strongly recommended if you have graduated within the last 10 years)
  • AP/IB Exam Scores
  • Transcript of any college coursework completed outside of State Center Community College District

Continuing or Returning Students:

If you are a current or returning student and have already started our former English or Math sequence, you might receive a higher placement using the new placement criteria and updated course offerings. Please see a counselor for additional information.

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Multiple Measure Placement Criteria

Criteria that may be used to place students into courses may include:

  • High school coursework
  • High school grades
  • High school grade point average
  • AP/IB Exam Scores
  • College coursework completed at another college/university
  • Guided Self Placement

Based on a review of these multiple measures, students may be eligible to enroll in transfer level English or math courses, with or without co-requisite support.


Assessment is one of the steps in the enrollment process mandated by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Assessment is a holistic process through which each college gathers information about students in an effort to facilitate their success by ensuring their appropriate placement into courses. 


Contact Clovis Community College Counseling Center 559-325-5230 or try our Online Academic Counseling Services

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