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Assessment Without Testing!

Based on statewide research and newly enacted AB 705 legislation, students will now have the opportunity to begin English and math courses at the college level.

What Does This Mean?

For New, Returning and
Continuing Students


Examples Where High School Data Does Not Apply

If you either completed the 11th grade or graduated from a United States high school within the past 10 years, we can now use your high school performance to qualify you for college-level English and math courses. Recent statewide research shows that your high school GPA is one of the strongest predictors of future performance in college courses.  
  • Graduated HS 10+ years ago
  • Did not graduate from a United States HS
  • Special Admit
  • Received a GED
  • Left HS before completing 11th grade

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











Are there any Exemptions?

You may not have to complete the assessment if you are transferring college-level English or math course work or perhaps you completed other acceptable alternatives (e.g., AP, EAP, ERWC, SMAP, etc.). Make sure to check our full list of Assessment Exemptions and Alternatives.

English Placement Using HS Multiple Measures

We now import your self-reported high school information from your application to place you into your English course. This automatically occurs once you complete the Online Orientation.

Refer to your admissions confirmation email with instructions about how to access your myAVC account. To review your English placement after completing the Online Orientation:

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


    Math Placement Using HS Multiple Measures

    Your math placement will depend on your self-reported major along with additional high school performance information. The process to receive your Math course placement will require that you complete the Directed Self-Placement for Math.

    Directed Self-Placement (DSP)


    Complete the MATH DSP to receive your math course placement.

      English placements automatically occur after completing the Online Orientation. Only take the ENGLISH DSP if you completed the Orientation but did not receive an English Placement in the Student Success Tab of your MyAVC account.

    Requires AVC Student ID and AVC Gmail account.

      English DSP

    Requires AVC Student ID and AVC Gmail account.


    Completing the DSP will satisfy the Assessment Matriculation Component. You will be notified of your course placements by email (AVC Gmail provided in your DSP questionnaire) and via your myAVC account. Make sure to go through the process of receiving your course placements prior to the college's established Priority Registration Deadline in order to receive priority registration. To view which components of Matriculation you have completed, login to you myAVC account and select the "Student Success" tab.

    Last updated: November 16, 2018