Returning and Current Students

Students who have completed their assessment tests and would like to retake English, ESL or math assessments should do the following:

Check retest policy:

English,  English as a Second Language (ESL) and Math

Effective October 1, 2015, students may retest only one time districtwide after a 30-calendar-day waiting period. Students may not test or retest after having started the course sequence, however, students may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department. Students with expired test results may retest if they have not begun the course sequence. If they have begun the course sequence, they may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department.

♦ No English assessment retest may occur until the results of the English Essay have been posted, if applicable.

Check expiration policy:

Effective February 16, 2013, District rules have changed regarding the expiration date of your assessment/placement results.

To calculate your assessment expiration date for assessment tests taken after February 16, 2013, go to either the September 15th or February 15th date that follows your test date (whichever comes first) and add two calendar years. Your assessment results will be valid proof of prerequisites for classes beginning before that expiration date. If the class you want to take begins after the expiration date of your assessment results, then you must retake the assessment test.

For Example:

If you took the assessment between:Your assessment expires:
February 16, 2014 and September 15, 2014September 15, 2016
September 16, 2014 and February 15, 2015February 15, 2017
February 16, 2015 and September 15, 2015September 15, 2017
September 16, 2015 and February 15, 2016February 15, 2018

NOTE: Students who assessed prior to February 16, 2013 – your assessment placements will be valid 3 calendar years (36months) from the date of the test.

  • Students whose assessment results have expired and who are ready to retest for English, ESL or math courses please see Testing Schedule in the menu bar above for more information.
  • Students who completed English, ESL and math coursework should have their unofficial transcript reviewed by a counselor prior repeating assessments.

What to do after completing assessment testing:

  • Call the Counseling Center at (916) 558-2204 to schedule an appointment
  • Bring your assessment results, high school and college transcripts to your counseling appointment