English and Math Placement

Save time and money! Follow these three steps to shorten your time to graduate and/or transfer! 


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You will need…

  • high school transcripts (or previous education information)
  • a social security number, if you have one
  • an email address

The answers provided on your admissions application regarding your last completed high school English and math classes and high school GPA are used for placement.



  • Check DegreeWorks by visiting your myHancock account online to find out which classes you placed into.
  • Meet with a counselor to discuss other placement options.


  Andres hates tests. Why is he so excited about college? 

Andres is a current high school senior who hates tests! He always does worse than he expects. 

Andres heard that he would need to take a placement test for English and math. Afraid he would not do well on the test, Andres began to wonder if he should even go to college. 

Luckily, the counselor noticed his panic and told him about "multiple measures" that he could use to place Andres in English and math.

Based on his high school performance, Andres didn't even need to take any placement tests! Guess who is now going to college now? Andres is!

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  How did Lissette save time and money before transferring to UCLA? 

Lissette is an Allan Hancock College student. She has been at Hancock for one year and is preparing to transfer to UCLA in Computer Science.

In high school, Lisette took AP Calculus. When she met with a counselor, she was told based on her math courses in high school and overall unweighted GPA, she could go straight to Calculus 1 (MATH 181). Lissette was so excited as she was able to save both time and money! 

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Visit a counselor at any of these Hancock locations: Counseling Department (Santa Maria Campus, Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg and Santa Ynez Valley centers), EOPS, LAP, UTC, MESA, STEM, CAN, or Career Center.

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Last Modified Oct 17, 2018