Waiver of English Placement Test

English: Students may be excused from taking the English Placement Test and may demonstrate their eligibility for English 1A or 1B by attaching proof (e.g., transcripts, official test result reports) of one of the following:

  1. University of California Analytical Writing Placement Exam score of 8 or higher

  2. Completion of a U.C. course satisfying the U.C. Entry Level Writing Requirement (e.g. Subject A Course)

  3. International Baccalaureate Exam scores:
    1B High Level English A Exam score of 5 or higher
    1B Standard Level English A Exam with score of 6

  4. Any of the following SAT scores:
    SAT I Verbal (before 4/95): 510
    SAT I Verbal (after 4/95): 590
    SAT II Writing Subject Test: 660
    SAT Reasoning Test, Writing Section: 680
  5. ACT Combined English/Writing Test with score of 30 or higher
  6. Advanced Placement Test Exam in:
    English Literature and Composition: Score of 3, 4 or 5 (Equivalency: English 1A and 1B), or

    English Language and Composition: Score of 3, 4 or 5
  7. Completion (with "C" or higher) of English 1A - College Level Reading & Composition course of the equivalent.

CAUTION The equivalent course may meet the Written Composition Requirement (Area B) for graduation from CCSF but may not be transferable to a university. It is the studentís responsibility to check the policy and requirements of the transfer college/university.

You must file a Placement Testing Waiver Form (you can download the Acrobat Reader to open this pdf file) and attach proof (e.g., transcripts, official test result reports).  Mail it to:

City College of San Francisco
Matriculation Office
50 Phelan Avenue,
Conlan Hall E204
San Francisco, CA 94112

Please keep a copy for your records if you submit a Waiver Form.

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