AB705 – The Laws & Your Rights
The Placements process

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For a long time, community colleges have required students to take an assessment test to prove they were ready to attempt transfer-level Math, English and Reading courses. Long Beach City College no longer uses an assessment test to identify the right Math, English and Reading courses for you. Now, we use your academic history from high school and the information from your application to the college to inform your placements into Math, English and Reading. 

Starting in the right course is important because: 

  • You are far more likely to pass transfer-level Math and English if you start at or near transfer-level.  
  • Your academic record is the best predictor of your likelihood to succeed at transfer-level.  
  • Beginning in or near transfer-level courses can save time and money towards your certificate, degree, or transfer goal.