The English Sequence

The English Department is changing to align with AB 705!

On January 1, 2018, AB 705, a new law passed in California. AB 705 is a law that requires California community colleges to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one year timeframe. For CCSF English classes, this means that all students will be placed into one of two versions of transfer-level English, either English 1A without support, or English 1A with support. Students who are placed into 1A without support will take English 1A alone. Students who are placed into 1A with support will take English 1A plus a linked section of English 1AS.

New students with a high school GPA will be placed according to their high school GPA into one of two versions of English 1A:

  • 1A without support
  • 1A with support (1A+1AS)

New students without a high school GPA will be placed into 1A without support. 

Continuing students may choose to continue to move through the old sequence or they may choose to take 1A with support (1A+1AS).

For questions, please contact the English Eligibility Coordinator.

Note: English L and English 88A will no longer be offered starting in Spring 2019. English 86 and 88B will no longer be offered starting in Fall 2020.

 

New English Placements & Second Semester Courses

In the new English Sequence students place into either:

  • English 1A without support (take 1A by itself)
  • English 1A with support (take a section of combined 1A+1AS)

After passing 1A students may take one of the following second-semester English classes:

  • English 1B (Writing about Literature)
  • English 1C (Writing about Nonfiction)

Old English Sequence Courses Mapping to 1AS

Continuing students who are eligible to take the following classe are eligible to take English 1AS instead:

  • English L
  • English 86
  • English 88
  • English 88B
  • English 91
  • English 92
  • English 95
  • English 96