SBCC students in a classroom at Santa Barbara City College's cliff campus.

Assessment Center

Math & English Placement 

SBCC uses high school coursework and grades for placement into Math & English courses that are not English as a Second Language courses. This data is collected as part of the SBCC application. If you mis-reported your high school data on your application, please email a copy of your transcript to to see if your placement levels need to be updated. 

Important: Dual Enrollment Students seeking to take SBCC classes with Math and/or English prerequisites need to have their high school counselor submit the appropriate Counselor Form For Student Placement on the Dual Enrollment website

To look up your Math and English placements:

  1. Log onto your campus portal account
  2. Under the STUDENT tab, click on STUDENT RECORDS
  4. If we don't have a placement for you, click on the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM (link in campus portal) to submit the information required for placement. Here are step-by-step directions for help filling out the High School Data Form

Spanish Language or other Prerequisite Questions?

View options for clearing a prerequisite on the Transcript Evaluation Office website 

ESL Assessment

Oprima aquí para más información acerca de como presentar el examen de nivelación de Inglés como Segundo Idioma. Los estudiantes que tomarán clases de ESL necesitarán presentar el examen de ESL. 

Click here for information about taking the English as a Second Language exam. Students enrolling in ESL courses need to complete the ESL assessment test. 


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Further resources:

Which English course is best for me?   

Which Math course is best for me?       

Math, English, and ESL Flow Charts

Prerequisite Clearance Process