We recommend that you take transfer-level English and Math within your first year at RCC.

English Requirement

In English, the transfer-level and degree-applicable class is English 1A, and you can enroll directly in this 4-unit class which has a built-in weekly lab component. If you want more classroom support, you can enroll in one of our English 1A classes that has a 2-unit support course attached to it (English 91).

  • English 1A: 4 units; meets 4 hours a week with a weekly one-hour lab component
  • English 1A+91: 6 units; meets 6 hours a week with a weekly one-hour lab component

Whether you enroll directly in English 1A or take it with English 91, we know you can do this! Please watch the video for more detail.

Every student has the right to enroll directly into English 1A without taking English 91. If you have been placed into English 1A+91 as a recommendation, you do not need to challenge your placement. Simply enroll in English 1A as you would other classes.

If you have been placed into English 1A+91 as a requirement, but do not feel you need the support class, you can submit the English Placement Challenge form to opt out of ENG-91. The form should take you 2-3 minutes to complete. You can also schedule a counseling appointment to discuss your options.

We also have ESL classes for students interested in academic and non-credit ESL classes and certificates

Math Requirements

All RCC students are eligible to enroll in a transfer-level and degree-applicable math course, but the right math class for you depends on your major. Complete the placement survey to learn the appropriate math class for your educational goals and level of preparedness. To help you be successful in the transfer-level math the first time you take it, a two-unit support class may be required depending on your high school course work and GPA. Remember to take math early in your first year at RCC and to meet with your counselor to discuss your educational path.

Moving Through Math at RCC

Please visit the Counseling Department if you have any questions about the appropriate Math course(s) for your major. 

Moving through Math