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Placement Overview

You must have access to MySite in order to complete the Guided Self Placement (GSP) process for math and English/ESL. Completion of the GSP is part of the matriculation process and provides placement in English/ESL and math.  Irvine Valley College determines placement of English/ESL or math in one of the following ways.

Completion of the Guided Self Placement (GSP) for math and English/ESL

OR​

Successful completion (final grade of A, B, C or Pass/Credit) of an appropriate English or Math course at an accredited high school or college/university.

Proof of succesful completion of math and/or English/ESL courses must be submitted in the form of an official transcript in order to be considered for placement purposes. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

Review, complete and submit the IVC Request for Prerequisite Clearance form and include any supporting documentation with the form submission. 

For student record security, forms are required to be sent from district issued email addresses only. Forms from other accounts will not be processed. District issued emails are "student_name@ivc.edu" or "student_name@saddleback.edu".

OR

Successful Completion of AP Exams in (English Literature, Composition, Calculus, and/or Statistics) with scores of 3 or higher.

AP scores must be official and originate from the College Board. Unofficial AP scores will not be accepted for placement purposes.

Review, complete and submit the IVC Request for Prerequisite Clearance form and include any supporting documentation with the form submission. 

It is required for you to first apply for admission to IVC before you satisfy any of the methods listed above. Speak with a counselor if you would like to challenge your math placement beyond transfer level math.


Placement Challenge Process

If you have not fulfilled the prerequisite for a foreign language or math course but think that you might be able to do the work, you may challenge the prerequisite. Click below for more information.