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If you are still learning English, then you can complete the ESL Placement Process, which will place you in ESL classes that match your skill level. The ESL Placement Process is free of cost; when you complete the CRC ESL Guided Self-Placement Process, you will see your ESL course placement results immediately. Your placement results will also be available through eServices within 24 hours.

View the CRC ESL Course Sequence.

What Is My Next Step?

Students who have completed an ESL course:

Students who have started the ESL sequence of courses at any Los Rios College (ARC, CRC, FLC, or SCC) should schedule an appointment with a counselor to determine your next steps.

Meet With a Counselor

Students who have never completed an ESL course:

Students who have never completed an ESL course should take the ESL Guided Self-Placement:

ESL Guided Self-Placement

Before You Complete the ESL Placement Process

To complete the ESL Placement process, students must:

  • Complete an application for Cosumnes River College if you are a new student or the supplemental application if you are a continuing student.
  • Obtain your student ID number. Check your w-ID emails (


  • When applying, be sure to select CRC as your campus.
  • If you provided your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on your CRC application, you will receive an email with your Los Rios ID number. See Student ID Lookup for help.
  • Students who submit an application without a Social Security Number (SSN), work authorization SSN, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) will need to fill out a Student ID Help Form to process their application and receive their student ID number.

After Completion of the ESL Placement Process

When you complete the CRC ESL Guided Self-Placement Process, your ESL course placement results will appear on the screen immediately. Within 24 hours, you can view your placement results in your eServices account.

You can find your results by logging into your eServices account using your Los Rios Student ID number and password, click on Academic Records, then Placements. Placements are valid for two years and will count as your prerequisite for entering that level or any lower-level if you choose.

Once you have your placement results, if you have declared a major, you are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with a CRC Counselor to create your Student Education Plan.

Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Accommodations

If special accommodations are needed for testing or if students have disabilities, they should contact the DSPS office prior to the placement process.

Retesting Guidelines

To be eligible for the Placement Process, students must comply with districtwide placement practices (effective October 1, 2015). Generally, retesting is not allowed if coursework has started or within two years of your last test. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

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Standard Placement Practices FAQs

The Los Rios Community College District, effective October 1, 2015, has established standard assessment/placement practices for all four colleges, including important changes to retesting rules. These new practices will apply to every student, regardless of which college(s) they attend.