Welcome to Hartnell College! Taking the right Math and English class is very important to save you time and money. This is one of the most important first steps to make sure you are successful in your college career and meet your goals. We believe all students should have the opportunity to begin in transfer-level coursework, regardless of past school or previous assessment experiences. We have extensive support systems in place to aid all students when developing an educational plan, applying for financial aid, and choosing among classes each semester.

Hartnell College uses multiple measures to place students into the appropriate English & Math Coursework. We have an Online Placement Tool that will help you determine what English & Math courses you should take. You may access the Online Placement Tool by clicking on the link below. To use the tool, you will need the following information:

  • High School GPA (range)

  • High School Math Courses Completed & Grades

  • PAWS Login Information (See Step 2)

  • Intended major (program of study)


Online Placement Tool 

We want to make sure that you are confident in your course placement. If you need additional guidance, or do not have the high school information needed to use the tool, call the Hartnell College Placement Office at (831) 759-6054 to sign up for Placement for Success Workshop. We can use additional information such as: previous College Coursework in English or Math; SAT/ACT scores; AP exam scores; evaluated foreign transcripts, HiSET/GED scores to help you to make an informed placement decision. Please bring any of these documents with you to the workshop.  

If you are interested in attending any of the above placement workshop dates RSVP HERE

assessment calendar

Please note: Concurrent & Dual Enrollment Students (K-12 students taking College coursework) will need to attend a Placement Workshop call the Hartnell College Placement Office at (831) 759-6054 to sign up for Placement for Success Workshop