What is the Guided Self-Placement and Who Should Take It?
Santa Ana College’s Guided Self-Placement was designed for students that want to complete an associate degree and/or transfer to a university but do not have access to their U.S. high school transcript or have attended school or college outside the United States. This tool provides course placement recommendations in English/ESL and math/quantitative reasoning courses offered at Santa Ana College. Only students who have an active SAC Student login and password are able to access the Guided Self-Placement.
How Does the Guided Self-Placement Work?
The Guided Self-Placement is broken up into two main modules: Math and English/EMLS. Based on your academic and personal goals, you can either take one or both modules. In the Math Guided Self-Placement, you will be asked to reflect on your math knowledge by viewing a short lecture on a specific math topic, then you will read about the skills needed to be successful in the specific math course.
Your transfer-level math course placement recommendations are given as two tracks: Statistics, Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) or Business, Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (BSTEM). Selecting the correct math course is essential and is dependent on your major. Please visit the Counseling department (sac.edu/counseling) to speak with a counselor to determine which math course you should enroll in.
For the English and EMLS Guided Self-Placement module, you will be answering a series of questions that will either lead you to our English or EMLS course selection. You will be asked to read a short description of skills you should have in order to be successful in transfer-level Freshman Composition coursework. Reading courses are recommended based on the English course you select.
How to Access the Guided Self-Placement?
Use the following link to access the Guided Self-Placement: https://sso.comevo.com/sac/launch/1537
Questions About the Guided Self-Placement? Call the Assessment Center at (714) 564-6148.