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Welcome to the Assessment Center

Before taking an Assessment test you must submit an application for admission.

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For On-line Orientation

Please wait at least 24 hours after submitting your application for admission, before scheduling an appointment for assessment.

The English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Math

The placement test will help determine the appropriate English, ESL and Math courses for your current skill set. Testing is required before enrollment into English or Math courses unless you have completed the prerequisite course/courses at another college or university.  Testing is recommended before enrollment into any ESL course.

While the English, ESL and Math Assessments are taken on a computer, the ESL written test is not computerized at this time. If you are taking both the English and Math assessments, please allow up to 2 – 3 hours to complete the process. Students taking the ESL assessment test please allow up to 4 hour for the entire process.

  • All students must arrive 15 minutes before test.
  • You must bring Valid Identification with you on the day of your assessment and orientation.
  • No visitors or children are allowed in the Testing Area during the testing session.
  • No Food/Drinks are permitted in the Testing Area.
  • All electronic devises (i.e. cell phones, tablets, laptops, calculations, etc.) must be turned off during orientation and testing period.
  • Assessment results so not keep anyone from enrolling in college or any college program however, students must meet prerequisites as stated in the college catalog.
  • Prepare ahead of time for the assessment using the “Study Guide” link on the Assessment page and use resources such as:

You can not “Fail” the assessment tests or be denied admission to the college. The assessment tests is a measurement of current skill level only, not of intelligence or aptitude.

There is no cost for the Assessment Test.


Disabilities Students Program and Services (DSPS)

For DSPS accommodations please contact (DSPS) at (510) 464-3428, room #E251 for more information. After receiving the Academic Accommodations Authorization form from DSPS. Please contact Blanca Montes de Oca at (510) 464-3260 or email in the Assessment Center in Advance to arrange for accommodations.

For more information please contact us at or call (510) 464-3259



Note: Please See Assessment test dates and times listed below and please be advised testing dates and times are subject to change:


ESL Orientation:



ESL  Test Dates:






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