The English, ESL and math placement exams assist students with identifying what level of courses to enroll in at the college. Additional information on Testing Hours, How to Prepare and other information is available by clicking on the links to the right.
The Student Success Act requires all first-time college students to complete Steps 1-4 to receive early registration. Students who do not complete the steps will receive a later registration date. The steps should be completed well in advance of the assigned registration date/time to allow for enrollment step processing time requirements. Classes fill quickly so do not delay with completing the steps. Students must Apply for Admission to the college before the steps can be completed.
Step 1: Complete the New Student Online Orientation before testing. The entire orientation must be completed, including the quiz at the end.
Step 2: Take the ACCUPLACER English or ESL and Math Placement Exams. Students should review the Test Preparation information before taking the exam to become familiar with the exam format. Refer to the links to the right for required items for testing, how to prepare, etc. If you have taken the ACCUPLACER exam at another college or English, ESL or Math classes, view the Exemption and Policies link for further instructions.
Step 3: Attend a Group Counseling Session to Create an Educational Plan. Both the English or ESL and math exams must be completed before you can make an appointment for a group counseling session. Placement testing results, a Valid Photo ID and a pencil are required for the counseling session. Please visit the Counseling Office front counter area in Building L Room 104 to make an appointment. For additional information on the Counseling process please visit www.pasadena.edu/counseling.
Step 4: Declare a Major by the time you earn 15 degree applicable units. Students who have completed 100 or more degree applicable units will receive a later registration date/time. Special courses such as, Counseling 17 are available to assist you with choosing a major. Speak with a Counselor for further information.
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