Laney College Assessment


The assessment process is one of the required steps to enroll at Laney College. Once students complete their assessment session, the results are used by the counselor to assist students in registering for the appropriate courses to match their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics to make their academic path most successful. Assessment is conducted according to a semester schedule.

Please remember that before you take your assessment test, you must complete the Laney College orientation.

English and Math assessments will be administered using a self-paced computerized program. If you are taking both the math and English assessments, please allow at least three 3 hours to complete the process. Appointments are required as space is limited.

Click here to schedule an appointment for the assessment!



Please Note:

Appointments are required.

No visitors (children or adults) are allowed in the testing lab.

Schedule an assessment appointment by using online appointment services or calling 510-464-3259. Please know your Peralta Student ID# when you set up your appointment. Log on to Passport and your SID will be located on the top of your Student Center page.

There is no cost for the assessment test.

Assessment results do not keep anyone from enrolling in college or any college program; however, students must meet prerequisites as stated in the college catalog for some specific courses.

You must bring with you to your appointment:

-Photo identification – (Driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, student ID card are all acceptable) – on the day that you are scheduled for the assessment.

-And, a printed copy of your online orientation certificate (or the confirmation saved on your smartphone) from the Laney College Orientation.