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Sign up online to take the assessments after you have completed an application*. Bring your student ID number and a photo ID to your appointment. Remember to use the study guides to prepare. If you can't find an open appointment, you may refer to the calendar and attempt to drop in to a scheduled assessment (drop-in is not recommended, but is allowed, space permitting). If there are openings (there is no guarantee), you can take the assessment(s) as long as you have your student ID number and bring a photo ID.
NOTE: A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR TESTING!
The English and math assessments determine the appropriate English and math courses that you may sign up for, therefore it is important to be prepared! See the study guides on the sidebar. If you are not signing up for English and/or math this semester, you may postpone your assessment. All assessments must be taken on-campus, even if you are taking online classes. Assessments are only for our students.
Assessment tests are taken on a computer. This is not a timed test. However, students should put aside 1 ½ - 2 hours to complete both assessments. Students taking the ESL assessment should plan on spending 1 - 2 hours to finish both sections (time is dependent on your English language proficiency). All questions are multiple choice, and instructions are easy to follow. New students should plan to complete their assessment tests prior to attending a New Student Orientation Workshop.
You will receive your test results, including recommended placements, immediately after completing the tests. You will also be provided with clear descriptions of the subject matter covered in each English, ESL and math course.
You cannot "fail" the assessment tests or be denied admission to the college. The tests are a measure of current skill level only, not of intelligence or aptitude. You may only take an assessment once a year - so you cannot retake it to improve your score.
Los Medanos does not proctor assessments or exams for other schools. You may contact DVC for information on taking tests of any kind for other schools through their assessment center. Click here for DVC.
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