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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

Questions About Exam Exemptions(Took a placement exam at another college within the last year, took an English or Math class, AP exam, etc.)  Prerequisite clearances are processed by the Prerequisite Office.  For further assistance 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 or universities or remote testing for out of state students.     

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

Testing Schedules and Information

  • April Testing and Office Hours Schedule
  • May Testing and Office Hours Schedule
  • September through May:  Testing available on a Walk-In Basis Only (First-Come, First-Served).  No appointments are made during this time.     
  • June, July and August:  Online appointment is required for testing .  The online appointment system will be available in Mid-May 2016.  No walk-ins accepted.
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday and on holidays
  • Hours are subject to change without notice due to off-campus testing and special events that are held yearly.  Updates will be posted on this website.

Assessment Reminder

  1. Apply for Admission and Complete New Student Online Orientation.  Steps must be completed before testing.  Continuing students do not need to reapply or complete the orientation again.  Questions about Admissions process call 626-585-7395.  Questions about Orientation process call 626-585-7251.   
  2. Attend a Pre-Assessment Workshop and Study Session (PAWS) to prepare for the test.  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 information call 626-585-7230.     
  3. Take the English or ESL and math placement exams at least 3 weeks before your registration date because classes fill quickly.  Registration dates will be posted in LancerPoint. 
  4. Arrive at the Assessment Office with a Valid Photo ID (See Below), your LancerPoint ID # written down on a piece of paper, a pen or pencil and a valid email address to receive your exam results.  Bring $2.00 if you plan to park on campus.

Valid Photo ID Information: 

  • Acceptable Photo ID Forms:  Government Issued Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport, Permanent Resident Card and (High School ID issued within the last year).  The Assessment Office reserves the right to ask for a second form of identification. 
  • Unacceptable Photo ID Forms:  Expired Identification, Photo ID Cards from colleges, universities, bankcards, library cards, Temporary DMV License and/or ID Card, photocopies, electronic versions of identification.  No exceptions will be made due to test publisher (College Board) requirements.     
  • The use of fraudulent Photo ID cards will not be tolerated per the Student Code of Conduct and will be subject to disciplinary measures.   
  • Test results are usually available with two business days of taking the exam in LancerPoint.  During peak registration times students should plan to take the exam early (See Step 3 Above) to prevent registration delays.  Prepare accordingly.  

We Look Forward to Your Visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised April 27, 2016 by webservices@pasadena.edu