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If you are still learning English, then you can request to complete the ESL Placement Process in Canvas, which will place you in an ESL class that matches your skill level. The ESL Placement Process is free of cost; allow up to one to two weeks for placement processing.

View the CRC ESL Course Sequence.

Request Information for ESL Placement Process

If you are interested in placement for English as a Second Language courses, fill out the form below.

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

ESL Placements will be available in one to two weeks. 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.

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.