To prepare yourself for your Fall 2019 course enrollment, follow these steps:
- Watch the video below.
- Explore the site menu at the left to learn about your placement and course options for Math, Stats, English, ESL, and Reading.
- Check your Math and English placements in My Palomar (eservices) today!
- Go to “The Best Course for Me (Math/Quantitative)” to the left. Select your pathway to see which math class you should take based on your Math Group Placement and Completion Goals.
- Contact Assessment Center for further help in selecting the best math class for your placement, if you are still unsure.
**Note about Math Placement: If you have not completed Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 2, you will be placed into a “below college level” mathematics course as a requirement.**
For classes beginning Fall 2019, Palomar College is now changing the way we place our students into Math and English courses. No more placement tests! Instead, your answers to questions in our application process will help determine your English and Mathematics placement into transfer-level coursework. In order to help you succeed, we may recommend (or in a few instances require) that you take a course below transfer-level (below 100) or take a support class together with the transfer-level course.
Next steps? Check out your placement in My Palomar ( e-services) today! Look at the placement box in the bottom right-hand portion of the page. Find the Group listing for your math placement, the course number for your English placement, and the course number for your Reading placement. Then contact the Counseling Department at 760-891-7511 to speak/meet with a Quick Questions Counselor to get advice on which math class is best for you based on your placement and your major.
AB 705 (the state legislation guiding these changes) requires community college districts to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in math and English within a one-year time frame by utilizing assessment measures that include high school performance to achieve this goal.
Further information can be found at the California Community Colleges System’s Office web page: http://www.cccco.edu/.
To help you understand the intention of this new placement process, please watch the following video, which was developed by the Chancellor’s Office this past year. To help you understand Palomar’s changes, we invite you to check out the menus on this page.