English / ESL Placement 


 
 

Please schedule an appointment with a Shasta College Counselor for placement into an English course. Please bring a copy of your transcripts to the appointment. Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the counseling appointment. 

 


 

If you don’t have a transcript, counselors will work with you on a guided self-placement process.

 

 



Please click here to view the English Department placement guidelines. 


 

 

Students in the 11th and 12th grade or students who have graduated high school: 

 

 

Students who are in 11th or 12th grade* need to meet with a counselor and bring a copy of their unofficial high school transcripts. Students planning to earn a degree from Shasta College must submit their official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office, but for the purposes of placement, unoffiicial transcripts will be accepted. Click here to schedule an appointment with a counselor.  

 

 

 

*​Please note that for the purpose of English course placement, students are considered to be in the “10th grade” until the first semester grades of their junior (11th grade) year have been posted.

 

 

Students 10th grade and below: 


 

To enroll in transfer level English, students who are in 10th grade or below* need to provide a transcript that documents a cumulative non-weighted grade point average of 3.50 or higher, respond to a writing prompt and bring it to a Shasta College counselor. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. While not required, students may also submit a brief letter of support from their high school English teacher or counselor that addresses the nature of the student’s academic preparation and comments on the suitability of a college-level course. 

 

 

Click here to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

 

  

 
 
 

*​Please note that for the purpose of English course placement, students are considered to be in the “10th grade” until the first semester grades of their junior (11th grade) year have been posted.

 


 

 

Other Students:

 


 

 

Students who are 18 years old or older and who have not graduated high school OR students who do not have high school or college transcripts OR students who did not attend high school in the United States, please make an appointment with a counselor. Click here to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

 

 

 

Students who need to be placed into an English as a Second Language (ESL) course should contact Jim Kortuem, and he can be reached by calling (530) 242-7760.

*If you are unhappy with your multiple measures high school transcript placement, you may challenge your results with the placement test or self-place. 

 

Please click here to make an appointment with the Assessment Center.