English Placement

Upon admission to San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges, students are given a placement level based on their high school performance.  In your placement email, you should have received a reading (R##) and writing (W##) score with a level of 30, 40, or 50.

Please use this page to determine the best course for you.

If English is not your native language, you may benefit from taking an ESL class before a college-level English class. Learn more about our English Language Acquisition (ELAC) program to see if it is right for you, or contact our ELAC Coordinator for more information.

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English Courses

Want to talk with somebody about your options? Contact the College Counseling Office:

Office of Service CITY COLLEGE MESA COLLEGE MIRAMAR COLLEGE
Counseling Office

City College Counseling
Office A-366
619-388-3540
jhill@sdccd.edu 

Mesa College Counseling
Office I4-303
619-388-2672
mesacoun@sdccd.edu 
Miramar College Counseling
Office K1-203
619-388-7840
anelson@sdccd.edu 

 

ENGL 101X - English 101 with Support

This Learning Community (ENGL 101X) combines English 101 (Reading and Composition) with English 031 (Academic Literacy) in a 5-unit English reading, writing, and critical thinking class. ENGL 101X is a college-level composition class. In this class you will read from a range of texts and conduct research in order to complete a variety of assignments, including academic essays.

If you prefer a semester of preparation prior to taking ENGL 101X, please see information on English 047A (offered at City and Mesa) and English 48, English 49 and LCOM 43 (offered at Miramar).

ENGL 105X - English 105 with support

This Learning Community (ENGL 105X) combines English 105 (Composition and Literature) with English 031 (Academic Literacy) in a 5-unit reading, writing, and critical thinking class. In this class you will read from a range of texts and conduct research in order to complete a variety of assignments, including academic essays. ENGL 105X is a college-level composition class that uses literature for the primary readings.

Note: If your goal is to transfer, meet with a counselor or check with the university you intend to transfer to and ensure that this class meets the requirement for college composition. Some universities require English 101 instead of English 105. 

If you prefer a semester of preparation prior to taking ENGL 105X, please see information on English 047A (offered at City and Mesa) or English 48, English 49 and LCOM 43 (offered at Miramar).

ENGL 43X - English 43 with support

ENGL 43X consists of two 3-unit pre-college level courses (English 42 and English 43) for those who desire additional preparation in reading, writing, and other skills for success in college level English (English 101 or English 105). 

ENGL 47AX - english 47a with support

This Learning Community (ENGL 47AX) combines English 047A (Reading, Writing, Reasoning) with English 021 (Intro to Academic Literacy) in a 6-unit pre-college English reading, writing, and critical thinking class. This class is for those who prefer a semester of preparation prior to taking college level English (English 101 or English 105).

If you prefer to go directly into college level English with additional support hours, please see information on ENGL 101X or ENGL 105X.

English 47A

English 047A is a 4 unit pre-college level English course for those who prefer a semester of preparation in academic reading, writing, and critical thinking prior to taking college level English (English 101 or English 105).

If you prefer to go directly into college level English with additional support hours, please see information on ENGL 101X or ENGL 105X.

english 48

English 48 is a 3 unit pre-college level English course for students who desire additional preparation in academic readingand other skills for success in college level English (English 101 or English 105).

english 49

English 49 is a 3 unit pre-college level English course for students who desire additional preparation in writing and other skills for success in college level English (English 101 or English 105).

english 101

English 101 (Reading and Composition) is a 3-unit college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking class. In this class you will read from a range of texts and conduct research in order to complete a variety of assignments, including academic essays. This class may be offered from diverse cultural perspectives, as well as honors.

If you prefer a semester of preparation prior to taking English 101, please see information on English 047A (offered at City and Mesa) or English 48, English 49 and LCOM 43 (offered at Miramar).

english 105

English 105 (Composition and Literature) is a 3-unit college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking class. In this class you will read from a range of texts and conduct research in order to complete a variety of assignments, including academic essays. This class uses literature for the primary readings and may be offered from diverse cultural perspectives, as well as honors.

Note: If your goal is to transfer, meet with a counselor or check with the university you intend to transfer to and ensure that this class meets the requirement for college composition. Some universities require English 101 instead of English 105. 

If you prefer a semester of preparation prior to taking English 105, please see information on English 047A (offered at City and Mesa) or English 48, English 49 and ENGL 43X(offered at Miramar).

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