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Welcome to the Assessment Services Office

Located in Building D Room 205 (Map)

Denise K. Carter, M.A.
Supervisor, Assessment Services
Room: D205
Telephone: 626-585-7272
Placement Testing Questions Contact:  pccplacementtest@pasadena.edu (Emails answered within 2 business days)

Click Here for Questions About Exam Exemptions(Took a exam at another college within last year, an English or Math class, AP exam, etc.)  Prerequisite clearances are processed by the Prerequisite Office.  Questions about process call 626-585-7951.

First-time students or students who plan to take an English, ESL or math course for the first time are required to take the exams.  The exams are free, computerized, multiple-choice and have no time limit.  Plan to be at the test session for 2 hours to complete 2 exams.  The office does not provide testing (proctoring services) for other colleges, universities or remote testing for out of state students.     

  • The math exam is also used for Accounting 1A, Business 14A and Statistics 50 placement. 
  • Chemistry 1A and 22 courses, no placement test is available (students must complete the prerequisite courses listed in college catalog). 
  • Other courses listing an assessment requirement Foreign Languages, Music, etc. contact Division directly. 

June, July and August 2016:  Online Appointment Required for English, ESL and Math Testing

Making Appointment

  • June and July appointments are available online (Click on Link Below).  August appointments available in Mid-July
  • 1 appointment can be made per student at any given time unless you are taking English on one day and math on another day
  • Lancer Point ID # and Date of Birth needed
  • First-time students required to take the English & Math exam (Choose English & Math Exam)   
  • First language not English or have difficulty communicating, reading in English (Choose the ESL & Math Exam)
  • If you see the message “No records matched the specified criteria”, that means all appointments have been filled.  Choose another date/time.
  • Testing and Office hours subject to change without notice.  Check this website for updates.  Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.     

Make an Appointment      

Cancelling Appointment

  • Cancellation Policy:  Unable to attend your appointment cancel within 48 hours of the appointment Cancel Appointment

Arriving to Test Session

  1. Arrive 15 minutes before testing time to allow for check-in process at the Assessment Services Office Building D Room 205. No Late Admittance permitted; No Exceptions.  Late arrivals will need to schedule another date/time online.  Example:  Have an appointment at 8:30 a.m. arrive at 8:15 a.m.
  2. Upon arrival line up against the Assessment Office D205 wall behind the Assessment stand.  Do not block the hallways, emergency doors, stairwells, etc.
  3. Have the required testing items ready upon arrival to the test session (See #4 Below). 
  4. Turn off all electronic devices upon arrival at office   

 

Assessment Reminder

  1. Apply for Admission and Complete New Student Online Orientation; Must be completed before testing.  Continuing students do not need to reapply or complete the orientation again.  Questions about Admissions call 626-585-7395.  Questions about Orientation call 626-585-7251.   
  2. We recommend attending a Pre-Assessment Workshop and Study Session (PAWS) to prepare for the exam.  Choosing not to review could result in taking courses that do not count towards graduation and/or transfer.  The PAWS is offered through the Learning Assistance Center.  For further info call 626-585-7230.       
  3. We recommend taking the English or ESL and math placement exams at least 3 weeks before your registration date because classes fill quickly.  Your registration date will be posted in LancerPoint (Dates TBA).  Check for updates at www.pasadena.edu
  4. Arrive at Assessment Office READY FOR TESTING with (Valid Photo ID, your LancerPoint ID # written down on a piece of paper, a pen or pencil and a valid email address to receive your exam results and bring $2.00 if you plan to park on campus).  New Student Orientation must be completed BEFORE arriving to test session (First-Time Students). All electronic devices must be turned off before entry into Assessment Office.  
  5. (First-Time Students):  After completing both the English and Math exams your next step is to make a Counseling Appointment online at www.pasadena.edu/newstudent or stop by Building L Room 104 front counter area. 

 

We Look Forward to Your Visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised June 17, 2016 by webservices@pasadena.edu