With the AB 705 legislation, students are not required to take a test to enroll in math, English, or ESL classes at College of Marin. California Community Colleges use high school GPA and guided self-placement to help students select their math, English and ESL classes. The best way to select the right math, English or ESL class is to see a counselor. A counselor will help you determine the best choice for your individualized educational goal.
Download the Math, English, and ESL Placement At-A-Glance Brochure.
ESL Placement Process
Students with a U.S. high school diploma or the U.S. equivalent have the right to be placed through the English Placement Process even if they have taken ELL classes during high school in the U.S.
For ESL placement, select one or more of these options:
Chancellor's Office approved CELSA test
(NOTE: The CELSA is currently on hold due to COVID)
ESL Guided Self-Placement Tool
You need your M00# to use the tool.
Counselor and/or Instructor recommendation
COM Classroom Makeup Tests
We will not have any in-person testing due to staff working remotely.