Porterville College is committed to maximizing the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year timeframe. To accomplish this goal, Porterville College uses the following measures in the placement of students into English and Math courses:
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AB 705 is a bill signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017 that took effect on January 1, 2018. The bill requires that a community college district or college maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one year timeframe and use, in the placement of students into English and math courses, one or more of the following: high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average.
Please note, we offer English as a Second Language (ESL) placement testing through the use of Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA):
CELSA Placement Testing:
Orientation is held from 3:00pm - 4:00pm and Testing is held from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.
January 10th & 17th
March 7th & 28th
April 11th & 16th
Register for the challenge exam, pass and move to a higher class level.
Please contact the Learning Resource Center to schedule an exam.