What should I expect when I take the assessment test?

Keep in mind that the assessment test(s):

  • Is not an admissions test -- the result(s) from the assessment will determine the best course placement for your skill level in Math, English and/or ESL
  • Is not pass/fail -- you want to do your best
  • Is not timed -- take the time you need to finish and do well
  • cannot be 'crammed' but you do want to prepare so that you can get credit for what you already know (See preparation tips)

What to expect when you take your placement tests:

  • Assessments are offered on a drop-in basis during regular Assessment Center Hours
  • You can take as long as you need  -- if you don't finish, you can return at another time
  • Pencils and scratch paper are provided; calculators are not allowed
  • No children are allowed in the test center
  • OC parking passes are required when on campus