Pre-College English

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Pre-College English

Program Overview

Transitional Studies & English work together to offer a sequence of classes for students who need to brush up on and/or strengthen their English Reading and Writing/Composition skills as they move into their degree or certificate pathways.

This sequence is designed for students who speak English as their first language, as well as students who don’t and want to make sure their English language skills are college-ready.

The college-prep English class or classes you may need will depend on your pathway: college transfer or job/career training program. It is best to talk with your Advisor or Transition Specialist about your pathway.

Sequence of Classes:

10 credits | ESL 61 – Level 6A (for non-native speakers)
10 credits | ESL 62 – Level 6B (for non-native speakers)
10 credits | ABE 050 or English 98:  Language Arts II/ Integrated Reading & Writing II
10 credits | English 99/ &101: Supporting College Writing + English Composition I
05 credits | English & 101 English Composition I

What is the difference between Transitional ESL/ABE and Developmental English?

Click here to learn more about the difference between Transitional ESL, ABE and Developmental English.

How do I know which is the best class for me?

If you do not have a placement method and are not sure which entry-level English class is best for you, you can complete the English Directed Self-Placement tool to determine the best fit. For more information about English Directed Self-Placement, go here.

For questions or more information, please contact:        

Transitional Studies: 
Shan Lackey
Transition Specialist

General Advising: