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Welcome to the Assessment Center

The Assessment Center is a welcoming and knowledgeable resource where students new to Grossmont College can receive assistance with the onboarding process. Our primary goal is to work with students to determine the most appropriate starting levels for English, English as Second Language (ESL), and Math classes.

To make an appointment for our services or to ask any questions, please call the Assessment Center at (619) 644-7200 or visit our front desk in Building 10 at Grossmont College.

English and Math Placement

Beginning March, 1, 2019, Grossmont College students will no longer need to take the Accuplacer English and math assessment test for placement into English and math classes due to AB705.

Please refer below for the multiple ways in which a student can receive English and math placement:

High School GPA

The State of California has passed a new law (AB705) which provides students access to complete transfer level courses in English and math in one year. High school GPA will be the primary factor in determining placement. An online questionnaire will be available to provide placement for English and math classes.

Beginning on March, 1, 2019, please access the online guided self-placement questionnaire by following the directions listed below:

  • Log into WebAdvisor
  • Click on "Students"
  • Under Orientation/Assess/Advising, Click "Step 2-Assessment/Placement Questionnaire"
The questionnaire will determine if English Language Learners will need to take the ESL Assessment. If an ESL Assessment is needed, register for one of our scheduled ESL assessment sessions through WebAdvisor or call the Assessment/Placement Center at (619) 644-7200.
Course from Another College

If an English or math class has been completed from another college or university within the United States, students can submit the appropriate documentation through the prerequisite clearance online form for possible English and math placement.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

If an AP exam has been passed with a score of 3 or higher in the following classes: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB or BC, or Statistics, students can submit the appropriate documentation through the prerequisite clearance online form for possible English and math placement.

Please refer to the following document for a complete list of options for English and math placement: Placement Options

ESL Placement 

Students planning to take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will take Grossmont College's ESL test to determine the most appropriate starting level. To make an appointment for the ESL placement test or to ask any questions, please call the Assessment Center at (619) 644-7200 or visit our front desk in Building 10 at Grossmont College.

World Language and Chemistry 141 Tests  

The Assessment Center also provides various tests for placement into World Language courses. These tests are available to take once a semester for students who are not currently enrolled into a World Language course. A chemistry test for placement into Chemistry 141 is also available for students to take. This test can only be taken once and will not be available to students who have already enrolled into Chemistry 120.

Institutional ESL Assessment for International Students 

Grossmont College offers an Institutional ESL Assessment. The minimum placement score is ESL 103 for admission purposes. The ESL placement score is good for 1 year and ESL assessment test can be taken once per application period. For more information, test dates, and to register, please click here: Institutional ESL Assessment Registration Form. Please register early to save your space. Results will available within 3-4 business days. This is a free ESL assessment, there are no fees associated with this assessment.

Last Updated: 02/19/2019

 

Phone:

619-644-7200

Location:
Student Services & Administration
Building 10, room 170

OFFICE HOURS*

Mon-Tues: 8am - 6pm
Wed-Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 1pm

CLOSED:

December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018
January 15, February 16-18, and May 28

*Hours subject to change

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