AB 705

AB705 Update


AB 705 is a bill signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017.  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.

For implementation by Fall 2019, California law AB705 represents a significant change in the way students are placed. Students may be eligible to enroll in transfer-level math or English classes, or transfer-level courses with additional support.

To be placed in a transfer level math or English course students have the following options:

  • See a counselor to discuss the best option for success;
  • See a Math or English department advisor
  • Bring their high school transcripts or other documentation to the Matriculation Office
  • Use self-reported high school GPA, if high school records are unavailable
  • Take the math and English placement test

We encourage students to talk with a counselor or department advisor about course selection.

Students who feel they need additional language acquisition support may want to take the Credit ESL Placement Test, or talk to a counselor about the ESL sequence at CCSF.

For more information, please also visit the English and Math Department webpages.

New English and Math Placement Models :

Course Placements for ENGLISH

Course Placements for MATH

Course Placements for ESL

Please note that all new, nonexempt students are still required to complete the Assessment and Placement components as part of the matriculation process. Students may be eligible for the transfer-level English and Math courses effective Spring 2019. Please check your placement results in Web4 and meet with a counselor to develop your educational plan.



High School Data Form- downloadable and fillable

High School Data Form- for print

Placement testing Waiver

Prerequisite Challenge


Turn in your High School Data form to the Matriculation office by:

    A.     Emailing your documents to prereq@ccsf.edu

    B.     Faxing your documents to (415) 452-5127

    C.    Coming to the Matriculation office (Monday -Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday             8a-4pm), Conlan Hall 204