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ESL Placement

Campus Closure

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Los Rios Colleges have begun 100% remote operations including moving all classes and student services online until further notice.

The purpose of the ESL Online Placement process is to place students in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes which match their skill level so students can be successful. Please see our ESL Online Placement schedule for dates and times.

If special accommodations are needed for testing, please contact the Placement Office.

Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Accommodations
Students who have disabilities should contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office prior to the placement process.

Testing Offered

English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing

English as a Second Language (ESL) testing is used for guidance when selecting college courses and/or used for prerequisite compliance that must be presented to ESL instructors when English is not the student's primary language.

Retesting Guidelines

To be admitted to assessment testing, students must comply with districtwide assessment practices (effective October 1, 2015).

Adobe PDFAssessment practices, retesting rules and expiration date information (PDF)

ESL Study Guides

ESL Assessment is for students whose primary language is not English and who plan to enroll in ESL classes. The purpose of assessment testing is to place students in ESL classes that match their skill level so that students can be successful.

Adobe PDFView the ESL Online Placement Guide (PDF)

Testing Results

ESL students must wait approximately 1-2 weeks for their placement results. The placements will be valid for 2 years.

To obtain a copy of your assessment results log into your eServices account using your Los Rios Student ID number and password, click on the Academic Records tile, then Placements. Also, you can go to the Admissions & Records office at any of our locations to request another copy of your assessment results. Photo ID is required when picking up test results. No information will be given out over the phone or faxed to an individual. No second party may pick up your results.


Main Folsom campus
Aspen Hall FL1-152