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Placement

Place into the Right Classes

The purpose of placement/assessment is to help you succeed by placing you in English and math classes that match your skill level.

Use High School Records for Placement

You will be automatically placed into English and math classes if you:

  • Graduated from a US high school within the last ten years
  • Included all of the requested information about your high school records on your college application

You can view your placement results in your eServices account. From your eServices dashboard, click on the Academic Record tile, then Placements.

Submit Your High School Records for Placement

If you graduated from a US high school within the last ten years but you did not report your high school information on your application, then you can submit your unofficial high school transcripts to receive your English and math course placements.

Email your unofficial high school transcripts to FLC's Placement Office at: highschooltranscripts@flc.losrios.edu.

Use College Records for Placement

If you would like to use your college transcript to meet an English or Math prerequisite, you should view the English and/or Math Approved External Equivalency List to see if your college and course are listed on the spreadsheet. If you see your course on the spreadsheet, you will submit the English and/or Math Prerequisite Clearance Form to the Admissions Department for processing.

English and Math Prerequisite Clearance forms

Click on Exceptions to Prerequisite Process – Math and English. Forms and supporting documents can be scanned and emailed to: assessment@flc.losrios.edu.

If you are unable to locate your college and course on the English and/or Math Approved External Equivalency Lists, then you should instead submit a Prerequisite Challenge Form:

Prerequisite Challenge Form

Click Challenge Process. Please see delivery instructions on page 2 for the email address that you will use to submit your Prerequisite Challenge Form. If you have questions about the form or the outcome of your prerequisite challenge, please call the phone number listed on page 2 under delivery instructions.

Use Guided Self-Placement

If you did not complete high school or have been out of high school for more than ten years, then you should use the guided self-placement process to figure out what English and math courses to take.

Contact the Placement Office at assessment@flc.losrios.edu or (916) 608-6573, or see a counselor to obtain the guided self-placement link.

After you complete guided self-placement, your placements will be updated eServices overnight.

Placement for Advanced Education Students

As part of the Advanced Education approval process, you will submit your current unofficial high school transcript with your Advanced Education Application. If you plan to enroll in a math class, English class, or a class which has an English or math prerequisite, then your high school transcript will be routed to the Placement Office in order to receive your English and math placements.

You will be notified by Admissions & Records if your placement is not sufficient for enrollment into the desired class(es).

English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment

If you are still learning English, then you can take an ESL assessment test, which will place you in an ESL class that matches your skill level. See the Assessment Testing webpage for testing calendars, sample tests, and study suggestions.

General Information

Test Proctoring Services for Other Institutions

The FLC Assessment Center does not provide proctoring services for tests outside of our college. Please see:

Acceptance of Other Test Results

FLC accepts assessment results from other Los Rios Colleges (American River College, Cosumnes River College, and Sacramento City College). We do not accept results from any other colleges. Also, we do not accept EAP test results, SAT scores, or ACT scores. FLC does grant credit towards its degrees for exams successfully completed through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. Please see the college catalog for further information about AP test scores.