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Assessment

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
Email: 
dkcarter@pasadena.edu

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Assessment Handout

The Assessment Services Office provides English, ESL and math placement testing to assist students with identifying what level of courses to enroll in.  Plan to take the exam well in advance of your assigned registration date.  First-time students or students who plan to take an English, ESL or math course for the first time must take both the English or ESL and math exams.  The math test is also used for Accounting 1A, Business 14A, Chemistry 1A, Chemistry 22 and Statistics 50 placement.  Students whose first language is not English and/or that have difficulty communicating or reading in English should take the English as a Second Language Exam.  Special exam formats are available for students with a verified disability.  Veterans and Active Duty Military can arrange to take the exam remotely in their area.  This service is not available for other students at this time.  The office does not proctor/administer tests or transfer results via email, fax or mail to other colleges or universities.  Additional testing information is available on the right of this website such as, Exam Exemptions, Test Results, Sample Tests and other information.  We look forward to your visit at the Assessment Services Office.   

June, July and August Online Appointment Required for Testing

Assessment Process 

  1. Apply for Admission to the College.
  2. Complete the Online Orientation
  3. Take the Placement Test. June, July and August Online Appointment is required for testing (LancerPoint ID# required).  See blue box below to make appointment.  In September 2015 we will return to our walk-in Testing Schedule (See Information Below). 
  • First-Time Students:  Choose the English and Math Exam Option. 
  • English not your first language and/or you have difficulty communicating in English:  Choose the ESL and Math Exam Option.
  • Exam takes about 2 hours to complete. Bring your LancerPoint ID#, Valid Photo ID, a pencil and $2.00 if you plan to park on campus for the test session.  We are located in Building D Room 205.  
  • One appointment can be made per student unless you are taking the English or ESL exam on one day and the math exam on another day.  
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.  Late admittance is not permitted, no exceptions.  Late arrivals will need to reschedule their appointment online. 
  • To Cancel or Reschedule Appt. you can do this online and this should be done within 48 hours of your appointment to allow other students to take the exam.     
  • PCC ACCUPLACER exam results are valid for 2 years.  Results that are 2 years or older will expire in the Student LancerPoint System and students will be unable to register for courses that list the English, ESL or math test as a requirement and will be required to retake the exams.  Check in LancerPoint to determine when your test results will expire (Click on Placement Result Option).  Please prepare accordingly by registering for English or ESL and math courses before your exam results expire.

Make an online appointment for June, July or August testing.

 

Effective September 1, 2015 Walk-in Testing Available

Testing Hours (Walk-In)

September 1 - 3, 2015

Tuesday - Thursday:  8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (At 2:00 p.m. only one exam can be taken)

Saturday/Sunday:  CLOSED

 

September 4 - October 30, 2015

Monday - Friday:  8:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (At 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. only one exam can be taken)

Saturday/Sunday:  CLOSED

Testing hours are subject to change without notice. Check this website for updates.

  • Effective September 1, 2015 testing is available on a walk-in basis (First-Come, First-Served) Monday - Friday.  No appointments are available during this time.    
  • If exam is not completed by 3:45 p.m. Monday - Friday, the exam session will be saved and the student will need to return on another day to complete the exam.
  • Office closed on national and campus holidays.  Review the Academic Calendar for further information.

 

Office Hours 

September 1 - 3, 2015

Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday:  CLOSED

 

September 4 - October 30, 2015

Monday - Friday:  8:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday:  CLOSED

Office hours are subject to change without notice.  Check this website for updates. 

  • Office Hours are available to ask questions about the testing process.  Refer to Testing Hour information above for when the placement exams can be taken.
  • Office closed on national and campus holidays.  Review the Academic Calendar for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised August 27, 2015 by webservices@pasadena.edu