Credit ESL Placement Tool

You will get automatic placement into transfer-level English. English Language Learners have the right to choose the English as a Second Language (ESL) credit pathway. If your first language is not English, you may benefit from CCSF's credit ESL classes. Our four core classes (ESL 182, ESL 184, ESL 186, ESL 188) provide language skills and cultural knowledge to be successful in college and society. The Credit ESL Placement Tool is the best way to find which class in the ESL program at CCSF meets your needs.  


ESL classes are recommended for students for
  • whose primary language is not English and who would like to improve their academic English as a Second Language (ESL) skills
  • who usually speak, listen, read, and write in a language other than English at home and/or at work
  • whose education was not in English or mostly not in English
  • who prefer more English as a Second Language (ESL) to prepare for college-level classes
If any of these are true for you, you may benefit from CCSF’s credit ESL courses, which are offered at four levels. We recommend that you take the CCSF Credit ESL Placement Tool to learn about the credit ESL courses at CCSF and to learn which ESL level matches your needs.


Placement Test Results

Three to five business days after your test, your placement results can be viewed on your myCCSF student portal. After you receive your placements, please meet with a counselor to develop your educational plan.