Choosing the Right Language Arts Assessment

Our placement process is designed to help you find the courses that are right for you, based on your circumstances and goals. It's a key step for any student interested in taking English or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at De Anza College.

Demonstrating English Proficiency

You must show that you have a minimum level of English ability before you can take transfer-level English courses at De Anza. There are two ways to do that.

  • Provide transcript information that shows you completed at least grades 9-11 in a U.S. high school
  • Take the assessment for students who speak English as a Second Language

Which Assessment is Right for You?

  • What's the difference between the English and ESL assessment?

  • What if I speak multiple languages?

  • What if I need transfer-level English to reach my educational goal?

  • What kind of work is expected in a transfer-level English course?

  • What if I am a beginning English learner?

Click the buttons below to learn more about the assessment tool for each subject.

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