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Assessment and Course Placement

Based on statewide research and newly enacted AB 705 legislation, students will begin English and math courses at the transfer-level.

Know your rights to access transfer-level course work!

AB 705 Video

What Does This Mean?

Research shows that your high school GPA is one of the strongest predictors of future performance in college courses.

If you either completed the 11th grade or graduated from a United States high school within the past 10 years, we will use your high school performance to qualify you for transfer-level English and math courses. Your placements may include recommendations to access additional support services while taking transfer-level courses.

Examples Where HS Data Does Not Apply:

  • Graduated HS 10+ years ago
  • Did not graduate from a United States HS
  • Special Admit
  • Received a GED
  • Left HS before completing the 11th grade

If one of these apply, please see a Counselor for further guidance.

How Does It Work?

We use your self-reported high school information from your college application to place you into English and math courses. This automatically occurs once you complete the Online Orientation. Refer to your admissions confirmation email with instructions about how to access your myAVC account. Once logged in, Select the "Student Success" tab and then "Online Orientation" under the "Orientation and Workshops" channel.

To view your course placements after completing the Orientation:

  1. Log into myAVC
  2. Select the "Student Success" tab
  3. Review your course placement options under "Matriculation"


    Orientation Satisfied But No Course Placements Listed?

    • If your college application had incomplete answers to the high school performance questions, your course placement may display a default message to see a counselor. However, if you are still within 10 years of high school, you should complete the English and math Guided Self-Placement to receive your placements.
    • You may also use the Guided Self-Placement to update or make any corrections to your self-reported high school records.
    Last updated: August 11, 2020