Your Next Steps

First review your results on MyPortal to see what courses you are eligible to enroll in. Then review the below information.

View Results on MyPortal

Step 1: Log in to MyPortal

Step 2: Click on the Student Registration Tile

Step 3: Under for "My Records" click on link "See My Placement Results"

Step 4: Look for your placement results. The courses listed are the courses that you are eligible to enroll in.

Can't see your results? Contact us with request to obtain your placement results. Be sure to tell us your full name and student id number.

Note: Per FERPA Guidelines, we cannot release student academic record information over the phone.

Results Processing Timelines

Once you see your results posted on MyPortal, you can register for your classes!

Still don't see your finalized results? Review the results processing timelines by subject.

Math Results

Guided Self-Placement Assessment: 2-3 business days

High School Transcript Assessment: Up to 5 business days

English Results

Guided Self-Placement Assessment: 2-3 business days

High School Transcript Assessment: Up to 5 business days

ESL Results

Up to 2-3 weeks

Why the delay? All ESL essay activities are graded by two English instructors. This can take up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Biology & Chemistry Exam Results

2-3 business days

Re-assessment & Re-exam Policies

Please review the subject specific policies below.

Math Guided-Self Placement (GSP) Assessment

Students are ineligible to retake the Math GSP if they have earned a D, F, NP or I grade in the Math course sequence at De Anza.

  • You may enroll in the course placement earned from the first or final assessment.
  • Results do not expire. 
  • You may choose to retake the assessment after two years from the last recorded result date if you have not earned a D, F, NP or I grade in a Math course at De Anza.

Eligible students may retake the Math Guided Self-Placement (GSP) one time within six months of earning their first result.

English Guided-Self Placement (GSP) Assessment

Students are ineligible to retake the English GSP if they have earned an English course placement earned by a U.S. high school transcript assessment.

Eligible students may only take the English Guided-Self Placement (GSP) one time.

  • Results do not expire.

ESL Assessment

Students are ineligible to retake the assessment if they have earned a D, F, NP or I grade in the ESL course sequence at De Anza.

  • You may enroll in the course placement earned from the first or final assessment.

  • Results do not expire.

  • You may choose to retake the assessment after two years from the last recorded result date if you have not earned a D, F, NP or I grade in an ESL course at De Anza.

Eligible students may retake the ESL assessment within six months of earning the first result.

Biology & Chemistry Exam

Students are ineligible to retake the science exam if they have enrolled in or have earned a W, D, F or I grade in Biology 40A, Biology 6A or Chemistry 1A at De Anza or Foothill.

  • Results do not expire.

Eligible students may retake the exam one time after six months.

Understanding Assessment Results

Your assessment results tell you which courses you are eligible to enroll in.
Students who earn multiple course placements should choose the course that aligns with their skill set and educational goal. Below are course placement charts by assessment tool.

Course Placement by U.S. High School Transcript Assessment

Course Placement by Guided Self-Placement Assessment

Course Placement by De Anza's ESL Assessment

Now that you know which courses you are eligible to enroll in, use the help links below to complete your enrollment steps:

Be sure to complete Orientation and meet with a counselor to create an educational plan!

Understanding Science Exam Results

This exam, if passed, allow you to enroll directly into the respective science courses:

If you did not earn a passing score, you should enroll in the respective course's prerequisite course:

  • Biology 40A prerequisite course: Chemistry 25, 30A, 1A
  • Biology 6A prerequisite course: Chemistry 25 or 1A
  • Chemistry 1A prerequisite course: Chemistry 25 or 30A (and Math 114 or equivalent)

*Effective 7/9/2020 the Biology 40A Exam was used to place students into Biology 6A and Chemistry 1A. If you previously took the Biology 40A exam and now you'd like to considered for a Biology 6A clearance or Chemistry 1A, submit your request using our Contact Form.

Challenging Results

If you believe that your course placement(s) or exam result don't accurately reflect your skill level, you can challenge the course placement/result by completing the subject specific challenge process.

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