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Mathematics Department

Mathematics Department : Self Placement

Self Placement

No assessment test for placing into a math course due to AB705.

What is AB705?  What do I need to do?

You have the right to access transfer-level coursework in English, math, and credit English as a second language (ESL) at all California Community Colleges.
 
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is in the process of reforming how placement is determined in English and math courses. Pursuant to California Assembly Bill (AB) 705, which took effect January 1, 2018, all students have the right to access transfer-level coursework in English, math, and credit ESL. It requires that California community colleges use multiple methods of placing students into such courses, including the use of high school cumulative grade point average, high school course grades, and high school courses taken.
 
Automated Self-Reported Placement Process
If you earned a high school diploma, or the high school proficiency certificate or passed the General Educational Development
(GED) within the past ten years, you are eligible to be placed according to the new placement process.
 
Please follow the steps below to be re-evaluated:

  • Log-on to your student portal at MyCollege.laccd.edu

  • Click on the "More to-do list details" link under the To Do Checklist

  • Click on the link that reads English and Math Placement questionnaire

  • Click submit button when done

 
Please answer all questions that are preceded by an asterisk. When possible, but not necessary, please use your high school transcript to respond to the questions. The information provided will be used to determine your new placement for English and math.
 
Your placement results will be viewable on the student portal after 15 business days of submission of the questionnaire.


LAMC Math Placement Levels

There are two math tracks:  SLAM and BSTEM


SLAM stands for Statistics and Liberal Arts Math.
BSTEM stands for Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


Combined Math Placement
Each LACCD college uses varied criteria.  At LA Mission, students typically fall into two math tracks BSTEM or SLAM.  Depending on the automated or guided-self placement outcomes, students may enroll in either track.  It is advised that students who are unsure of their track meet with an academic counselor to discuss their math course selection to ensure the course is needed for the student to achieve their educational goal and /or major.  The automated self-reported placement will provide both options to students in the PeopleSoft portal (BSTEM and SLAM).

 

Statistics and Liberal Arts Math (SLAM)

Tier Placement Criteria Math Course(s)
1-M HS GPA ≥ 3.0 or
HS GPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Precalculus or
HS GPA < 2.6 & HS Calculus
230 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students
227 Statistics
215 Principles of Mathematics I

 
2 & 3 HS GPA < 3.0 230 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students
227S Statistics with Support
or
227A Statistics I & 227B Statistics II
(2 course sequence à 227A + 227B = 227S)
215 Principles of Mathematics I

 
N Insufficient data to apply to above None
(See Counselor for Guided Self-Placement)

     Note:  HS GPA = High School Grade Point Average



Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM)

Tier Placement Criteria Math Course(s)
B HS GPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Calculus
 
265 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

 
A HS GPA < 2.6 & HS Calculus 260 Precalculus

 
1 HS GPA ≥ 3.4 or
HS GPA ≥ 2.6 & HS Precalculus

 
238 Calculus for Business and Social Science I
240 Trigonometry
245 College Algebra
 
2 HS GPA ≥ 2.6 or
HS Precalculus
238C & 238L Calculus for Business and Social Science I with Co-requisite & Just in time Support for Business and Social Science I
240S Trigonometry with Support
245C & 245L College Algebra with Co-requisite & Just in time Support for College Algebra
3 HS GPA < 2.6 134 Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
N Insufficient data to apply to above None
(See Counselor for Guided Self-Placement)

     Note:  HS GPA = High School Grade Point Average





Am I ready for the selected BSTEM course?
Use this link,
http://www.lamission.edu/Mathematics-Department/Schedule.aspx, to identify the pre-knowledge necessary to be successful in mastering the content of the selected BSTEM course.

 
Guided Self-Placement

Students who are not able to provide enough information for automated placement, who have been away from high school for more than 10 years, or did not attend or graduate from a US high school or earn a GED or CA High School Proficiency certificate, may use the Guided Self- Placement process. This will likely involve meeting with a counselor or other college officer to discuss the following matrix.

Dual Enrollment Student Options:

Last Course Completed with
C or better
BSTEM Majors Non-STEM Majors
Algebra I -
  • Math 230 (3 units --> 4 hours )
  • Math 227A (2 units --> 3 hours)
    & Math 227B (2 units --> 3 hours)
Geometry -
Algebra II
  • Math 240 (3 units --> 3 hours)
  • Math 245 (3 units --> 3 hours)
  • Math 230 (3 units --> 4 hours)
  • Math 227 (4 units --> 5 hours)
 
Student Populations Protocol:
Student population BSTEM Major Non-STEM Major
HS 10+ years Counselor to discuss ability & recommend Math problem set Math 230 (3 units --> 4 hours)
Math 227S (4 units --> 6 hours) 
           AND non-credit support 027CE & 028CE
*Math 215 (3 units --> 4 hours)
* This course is for students who are interested
    in becoming an elementary teacher. 

 
No HS/GED Math 134 recommended
(6 units --> 6 hours)
GED College Level with support 
·   MATH 245C (3.0 units --> 3 hours)
     PLUS MATH 245L (1.0 unit --> 2 hours)
·   MATH 240S (4.0 units --> 5 hours) 
·   MATH 238C (5.0 units --> 5 hours)
     PLUS MATH 238L (1.0 unit --> 2 hours)
International See Math Department
Foreign HS See Math Department