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English and Math Placement

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Do you know which English and math classes you should be taking next semester? 

Hancock is breaking down barriers to enrolling in various transfer-level English and math classes so that you can graduate and/or transfer to a four-year university sooner. Find out how below.  

STEP 1:

 

FILL OUT THE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION ONLINE

You will need…

  • high school transcripts (or previous education information)
  • a social security number, if you have one
  • an email address

The answers provided on your admissions application regarding your last completed high school English and math classes and high school GPA are used for placement.

STEP 2:

DISCUSS YOUR ENGLISH AND MATH PLACEMENT

Visit a counselor at any of these Hancock locations: Counseling Department (Santa Maria Campus, Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg and Santa Ynez Valley centers), EOPSLAPUTCMESASTEMCAN, or Career Center.

Student Rights (AB 705)

For a long time, community colleges have required students to prove they have what it takes to perform at transfer-level through placement testing. Now, students have the right to choose their own path using evidence that better reflects their experiences and strengths. Pursuant to Education Code section 78213, students have the right to access transfer-level coursework in English, mathematics (or quantitative reasoning), credit English as a Second Language, and multiple measures placement policies. 

Students should meet with a counselor to ensure they are enrolled in the classes that will help them complete their goals faster and save them time and money. Hancock provides multiple levels of support to help students succeed, such as advising, tutoring, and co-requisite concurrent supporting courses. A counselor can direct you to these support services.