Barstow Community CollegeStudent ServicesCounselingStudent Success and Support ProgramAssessment

Every college is required to maximize the probability that a student will enter and compete transfer-level course in English and math within a one year timeframe and use, in the placement of students into English and math courses in order to achieve this goal, one or more of the following measures:

  • High School Coursework
  • High School Grades
  • High School Grade Point Average

To start the process of getting your English or math placement:

  • Request an appointment with the Counseling Department. Please list Assessment in the Questions/Comments box.
    • Drop-in placement is available on a limited basis, due to heavy demand you may have to wait.  Please call the Counseling Department at 760-252-2411, ext. 7351 for drop in times or for more information regarding placement.
  • When you come in:
    • Bring a current photo ID
    • It is helpful if you either know your student ID (B number) or have it written down.
    • If you have been out of school for a while and have transcripts from your high school, please bring them.  (But if you don’t have them, we can still place you!)
    • A counselor or advisor will meet with you to discuss a number of indicators, or “multiple measures,” that will determine your placement. These indicators may include:
      • High School Transcripts
      • Your previous success and/or completion of college level work
      • Highest level of English and/or math you have completed
      • Past study habits and academic strengths
      • Obligations that can impact your course work
      • Motivation to achieve your educational goal(s)
  • Register: You will be given a placement level and should be able to register for English and math courses right away.  Just remember that BCC provides plenty of support to help make sure that students are likely to succeed at the level they are placed.
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