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Assessment Center

Welcome to the Assessment Center! The Assessment Center provides a variety of testing services. Placement testing is required for prospective students who are new to college. The Chemistry test is required for students who wish to enroll in Chemistry 400. Test results, along with other criteria, are used by counseling to determine readiness for specific courses and programs. Competency testing for the AA/AS Degree is also available through the Assessment Center. There is no fee for testing. Results are available immediately after the test. ESL results are available in 3 working days.

Red Dot Icon Students must complete the online college application process and have a student ID number prior to testing/assessment.

Red Dot Icon A valid photo ID (school or government issued) is required for testing.

Red Dot Icon Testing is on a walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary. Please see the Testing Calendar for testing dates and times.

Red Dot Icon  Please complete this form, print it out and bring it to your testing session: Student Informed Testing Request.

Red Dot Icon If you would like to test at the Natomas Center, please refer to the Natomas Center website for their schedule and detailed information.

Red Dot Icon Students needing special accommodations for testing should call the DSP&S office at (916) 484-8382.


New Retest Policy & Standard Assessment Practices


Sonia Ortiz-Mercado


Jerome Lahey


Clint Allison

Office Location:

Student Services Building


Fall, Spring and Summer Semester:
M - Th: 8 am - 7 pm

F: 8 am - 5 pm

Check the Testing Calendar for special Saturday hours.

The First Week of the Fall and Spring Semester:
M - Th: 8 am - 7 pm

F: 8 am - 5 pm

College Vacation Periods and Semester Break:
M - F: 8 am - 5 pm

Note: Testing times vary from office hours. (See the Testing Calendar.)

Students may drop in for testing any time between the  first hour listed and the last seating time.


(916) 484-8423


(916) 484-8425



Assessment Lab