Assessment is a tool used to assist college students in selecting courses best suited to their abilities and educational goals. Specifically, assessments help students identify their skill levels in English, mathematics, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
The Assessment Office offers Accuplacer testing Monday - Thursday from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. and Friday's from 8:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. on a walk-in basis. ESOL testing is offered by appointment; please refer to the monthly schedule for available test times.
The Assessment Center will be closed February 17th and February 20th.
New students must complete the Online Orientation and bring the
certificate of completion on the day of your test. Please visit this
link to access:
Who should take an Assessment test?
The assessment tests should be taken very seriously. It is strongly encouraged that students take the time to prepare for the assessment tests as it can have a significant impact on score placement when a student is best prepared and takes the assessments seriously. Doing poorly on the assessment test(s) can add additional classes and cost to your college plan. Please keep in mind, if your goal is to place into college level math, you will want to study for the Elementary Algebra assessment. The English assessment has two sections: Sentence Skills and Reading / Comprehension. Please review the sample test questions and study resources available under "Important Documents."
The San Diego Community College District accepts select standardized tests as an alternative measure for assessment skill levels. Official copies of SAT, ACT, EAP, CAASPP, EPT and ELM scores must be submitted to District Student Services to determine readiness for English 101 or 105 and for courses with a Math 096 prerequisite. All tests must have been completed within the past 2-years. Test scores must be officially submitted to the San Diego Community College District. Please allow approximately four weeks for the District to receive your test scores.
|Test||Minimum Score Required|
4 -- Standard Exceeded
500 (Critical Reading)
"Ready for CSU College-Level English/Math Course"
Students are exempt from the English and math placement tests if they have earned an Associate in Arts degree or higher, or have taken the equivalent English or math classes at another college or university. Official college transcripts should be sent to: