Step 4: Place into the Right Classes

Once you have completed orientation, you can move on to placement/assessment. The purpose of this step is to help you succeed by placing you in English and math classes that match your skill level. 

Using 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 Records 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 email your unofficial high school transcripts to FLC’s Welcome & Student Success Center at: to receive your English and math course placements. Alternatively, you can drop off your transcripts to the Welcome & Student Success Center in Aspen Hall/FL1 at the Main Folsom campus.

Use College Records for Placement

If you attended another college (outside of Los Rios), then you can provide college transcripts showing that you passed certain classes.  Additional forms may be necessary depending on the college and course.

Use Guided Self-Placement

If you have been out of high school for more than 10 years, have foreign high school transcripts, or left high school without graduating, then you should use the guided self-placement process to figure out what English and math courses to take. Please contact the Placement Office at: or (916) 608-6573, or see a counselor to obtain the guided self-placement link. After completing guided self-placement, your placements will be updated in our enrollment system overnight.

Placement for Advanced Education Students

As part of the Advanced Education approval process, you will be submitting 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, 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.