Assembly Bill 705
Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students
Transfer-Level Courses for Everyone
What This Means for You
In October 2017, California enacted a new law Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705) requiring all community colleges to maximize the chance that students will complete transfer-level math and English within one year, and transfer-level ESL within three years.
Reedley College (RC) will only be offering transfer-level Math and English courses.
Students no longer need to take the Placement Test.
To support your success in transfer-level Math and English courses, RC is expanding tutoring and student support services.
Why are we changing?
Research shows the fewer Math and English classes a student takes, the more likely they are to stay in college and graduate with a degree. Our number one goal is to get you a college degree.
We are redesigning and rethinking our English and Math course offering to make sure you are moving quickly through Reedley College and getting on to your next goal.
What do you need to do?
Students who are enrolled in English or Math courses at Reedley College during the Fall 2018 semester will need to plan carefully when they register for their Spring 2019 courses.
English and Math course sequences are changing and you need to know which English course to take, and which Math course to select based on your Major.
You will receive information through your instructors, from counselors, and through your student email address to help you navigate the transition.
You can also talk to a counselor to assist in figuring out what options are best for you.
- Schedule an Online or In-Person appointment to meet with a counselor.
- If you are part of a program like CVP, SSS, EOPS, NextUp, Cal-Works or DSPS, please schedule an appointment to meet with your program counselor.
What is changing?
English- For the Spring 2019 semester, all students will be eligible to enroll in our transfer-level English course, English 1A.
At the Reedley College Campus, below transfer-level English courses such as English 125, English 126, and English 132, will no longer be offered.
English 205 (a new class) will be offered as a co-requisite with some English 1A sections to provide additional support for students selecting this course option. If you think you will need the additional support class English 205, please make an appointment to see a counselor.
At Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community College Center, there will continue to be a small number of below transfer-level English courses still offered during the Spring 2019 semester but those courses will no longer be offered after the Spring 2019 semester.
Math- For the Spring 2019 semester, all students will be eligible to enroll in transfer-level math courses. There are several math pathways that students can choose from and it is important that you work with a counselor to select the pathway that is right for your major and educational goal.
At the Reedley College campus, only transfer-level math courses will be offered. Math 201 and Math 103 will no longer be offered.
At Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community College Center, there will be a small number of below transfer-level courses offered during the Spring 2019 semester, but those courses will no longer be offered after the Spring 2019 semester.
If you are unsure what courses you need to take, please click the link below to schedule an appointment with a counselor.