Placement Center
Student Services Center, Room 104
510.215.3896
510.235.5819

Placement is one of the most important steps in the enrollment process. At Contra Costa College, we want to help you succeed and part of your success as a college student depends on enrolling in courses that match your abilities and skills.

Get into the math, English, English as a Second Language (ESL) or Spanish classes that are right for you!

To find out your math and/or English course placement(s), you have two options: self reporting or guided self placement.

  • If you received a diploma from a California high school within the last 10 years, you can use your high school transcripts for a placement. Use Option 1 below to self-report your information. Current high school students who have completed the 11th grade should also use this option.
  • If you received a high school diploma more than 10 years ago, did not receive a diploma, or have a diploma from another country, please use Option 2 below, the guided self-placement.
  • If English is not your first language, please make an appointment for the placement test.

Check out our Math + English Placements FAQs to learn more about recent changes to how math and English placements are determined.


Option 1 – Self Report with Your High School Transcript

Use this option if you received a diploma from a California high school in the last 10 years.

  • You will need your CCC username and password.
  • After entering all of your information, select “My Info is Correct” to begin processing your placement.
  • Please allow 24 hours for your results to be processed.
Report English Info Report Math Info

Option 2 – Guided Self Placement

Use this option if you received a high school diploma more than 10 years ago, did not receive a diploma, or have a diploma from another country.

If English is not your first language, please make an appointment for the placement test .

Math self placement is coming soon!

English Self Placement

English as a Second Language Students

To find out your ESL placement, book an appointment online, in-person or by calling our office.

You must have each of the following with you to take the tests:

  • A Contra Costa College application on file with the Admissions & Records Office.
  • Your CCC student ID number.
  • A valid photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, high school ID, passport, etc.) is required to take the test.
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