How Your Recommended English Placement is Determined

Your recommended English course placement is determined by the following:

  • High school transcript: GPA and courses completed
  • Transcripts from other colleges
  • ACT and SAT scores
  • EAP and AP scores

All new Sierra College students need to have a placement on file before meeting with an academic counselor. 

Visit DegreeWorks to make sure you have placements on file. If you have placements on file, be sure to view them so you know what they are. If you do not yet have placements on file, you will receive an email alert in mySierra when they are available.


Note: The Assessment Office does not post or grant credit for courses based on AP score reports. If you plan to transfer, a four year university may have different AP score requirements. Please meet with your counselor to discuss your options.

AP: Either Language and Comp or Comp and Lit 3 or above Eligibility for English 1B/1C
CAASP Early Assessment Program (EAP) Standard Exceeded Eligibility for English 1A
SAT (post 2016): Evidence Based Reading
and Writing
550 or higher English 1A
SAT (prior to 2016): Evidence Based Reading
and Writing
500 or higher English 1A
ACT English 22 or higher English 1A
Other college transcript 22 or above Eligibility for English 1A
Other college assessment Grade of C or above See Assessment Center


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