Palomar College Learning For Success

Understanding Your English Placement

How We Determine What Course to Recommend for You

We offer our recommendations for placement with your success as the ultimate goal, directing you toward lower level courses only if we determine that you are highly unlikely to succeed in transfer-level English (English 100).

If your first language is not English, you may want to take ESL classes.  ESL classes provide cultural knowledge and language skills to be successful in college and society.  Palomar College offers high level ESL classes that can transfer to CSU and UC for general education units.  Please contact us for help deciding whether ESL or English classes are the best fit for you!

Recommended Classes Based on Placement

Ultimately, any student wishing to earn an A.A. degree must complete ENG 100 with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

English Department

3rd Floor, Humanities Bldg. | (760)-744-1150 x2392
Dept. Chair: Leanne Maunu |

Questions About Your Recommended Placement?

Call the Assessment Center at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2476, 2383, or 2182 OR email: