Palomar College will accept prior test scores which include the following: AP, ACT, SAT, ELM, EPT, CSU EAP and CAASP as an alternative for the English and math placement.
Students may email, fax, or bring previous college coursework, prior test scores and course recommendations, click here for further information.
Students with the following scores may be exempt from the Palomar College assessment, please see the prior test score charts below:
|AP English Lit/Comp|
|3, 4, 5||English 202, 203, 205, Phil 200|
|AP Statistics||3,4,5,||Math 100 levels
(Math 100, 105, 106, 110, 115, 120, Psy./Soc. 205)
|AP Calculus AB||3,4,5,||Math 141|
|AP Calculus BC||3,4,5||Math 200 and Math 205|
|SAT Writing||500 or higher||English 100|
|SAT Math||550 or higher||Math 100 college levels (M100, M105, M106, M110, M115, M120 and Psyc./Soc. 205|
|ACT Writing||22 or higher||English 100, college level English|
|ACT Math||23 or higher||math 100-120, Psy. 205/Soc.205 college level math|
|CSU ELM/ EPT||Score||Eligibility|
|CSU EPT||147 or higher||English 100, college level English|
|CSU ELM||49 or higher||Math 100-120, Psy.205/Soc.205, college level math|
|CAASPP EAP ENGLISH (Standard Exceeded)||Standard Exceeded||English 100/ college-level English|
|CAASPP EAP MATH (Standard Exceeded)||Standard Exceeded||Math 100-120, Py/Soc 205. College -level math|
Official prior test scores must be sent to the Records/Transcripts Office.