CCSF AB 705 UPDATE
Assembly Bill (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.
California law AB 705 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.
AB 705 YouTube video: Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students
To be placed in a transfer-level math or English course, students have the following options:
- Submit their high school transcripts or other documentation along with the High School Data Form to the Matriculation Office
- Use self-reported high school GPA, if high school records are unavailable
Students who have completed college-level English and/or math courses or have taken certain tests (Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, etc...) should follow the College and/or Test Data process.
We encourage students to talk with a counselor or department advisor about course selection.
New English and Math Placement Models :
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 myRAM and meet with a counselor to develop your educational plan.