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SLCC English/ESL Placement

Welcome to SLCC!

Trying to figure out which class you should take first to fulfill your Composition requirement can be confusing when you are just getting started. The good news is that we have some great resources for you and you don’t have to take a test!

To learn about the English or English-as-a-Second Language classes that you can take, click on the “Explore English/ESL Courses” button below to see short video explanations of what each course is and who it is for.

Explore English/ESL Courses

The English/ESL placement process asks you questions about your educational goals and your experiences with reading and writing in English. You will receive a course placement based on your responses.

Questions about your English score?

We encourage you to enroll in the course placement that you receive, but you may choose to enroll in one course below or one course above it.* For example, if your placement is for ENGL 0990: Integrated Reading & Writing II, you may enroll in that course, or you may enroll in ENGL 0900: Integrated Reading & Writing I or ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing. Please talk to an academic advisor if you have questions about your enrollment.

Contact an Advisor

If you are an English Language Learner, the Directed Self-Placement process gives you the choice to enroll in English-as-a-Second Language courses. You will need to complete the ESL Placement test to enroll in ESL courses. Your recommendation will include instructions that explain how to do this.

Contact an ESL Advisor

If you are Concurrent Enrollment student, please contact our Concurrent Enrollment Advisors.

Contact a Concurrent Enrollment Advisor

Now that you know about our English/ESL placement process, you are ready to get started. Go to an SLCC Testing and Assessment Center to get started with the placement process.

Visit a Testing Center

*Students receiving veterans’ benefits may not enroll in a course below the placement. Doing so may affect financial benefits.