Assessment Services Overview
The Assessment Center provides a variety of testing services. All first-time college students and those who plan to register/enroll in English Writing or math courses receive placement results based on their high school academic records or a Guided Self-Placement tool. English as a Second Language (ESL) students receive their placement results based on assessment tests completed at the college. Placement results are used by academic counselors to determine readiness for specific courses and programs. The Chemistry test is required for students who wish to enroll in Chemistry 400. Competency testing for the AA/AS Degree is also available through the Assessment Center. For students who are required to complete an assessment, there are no fees for testing. Most test results are available immediately after the exam. Competency test results can also be found in the student's ARC eServices portal account under "Steps to Success" within 24 hours. ESL test results are available in the Assessment Center within 3 working days and in the student's ARC eServices portal account in one additional day.