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Out of Area/State Assessment Options

English and Math: Due to the passage of Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705), students are following a new process for enrolling in English and math classes, which include placement into transfer-level English or math classes, transfer-level courses with additional support or one level below transfer. Eligibility is based on multiple factors, including your U.S. high school academic progress within the last 10 years.

  1. Once you've applied to SMC, you will receive an email called "Welcome to SMC" about your placement eligibility. If the email does not indicate your eligibility, click the link to find out your eligibility on Corsair Connect. Click "Placement" at the top, right-hand side of the page. You can complete this process once.  
  2. Complete the next steps to enroll in classes: How to Enroll at SMC

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL placement process remains the same for now. If you want to take credit ESL classes, you must complete the ESL assessment,​ which consists of ACCUPLACER Language Use, Reading Skills, and Sentence Meaning.

What if I Don't Complete the Placement Process?

You will not be able to enroll in your fall or spring classes until you complete this process. You are responsible for completing all steps of enrollment in a timely manner.

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