Assessment Center

ESL COURSES REQUIRE AN Assessment   

Click here to Schedule an ESL Assessment 

or call  1 (408) 288-3170 or come to SC-203

You may also contact the ESL Department at (408) 288-3719

If you have ESL Courses completed from a community college, talk to a counselor during drop-in hours

ESL Placement

All incoming credit ESL students are required to take the ESL Placement Test, which includes a short writing assignment. Students must also take the ESL Accuplacer test, which includes a listening and reading component given on the computer.  For more information on how to enroll, please download the "How to Register for Credit ESL Classes" document.

If you plan to take only noncredit ESL classes, complete the Noncredit Application Form.  If you are coming from a local Adult Education program, you can contact your Transition Specialist for your Adult Education program or the Transition Specialist at San Jose City College in room T-124 of the Technology building and get further directions to apply to the appropriate level noncredit courses. Noncredit classes are free!

ESL Assessment Testing Location: Student Center (SC) Room 203

Campus Map, Directions Parking*: Click here or use the direct link - http://www.sjcc.edu/discover-sjcc/campus-map-directions-parking

*The Student Parking Garage is the closest parking to the Student Center.

What to expect during testing

Students will start with a 30 minute timed writing test before moving to the reading and listening test.  The reading and listening test is untimed; however, on average most students will take one hour to complete the test.

Test Date Checklist

  • Arrive early to check in
  • Bring an acceptable form of photo identification include current and valid:
    • Driver's license
    • State-approved or federal ID
    • Military ID
    • College ID
    • Passport
    • Tribal ID
    • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
    • College Board Test Taker ID Form
  • Bring your SJCC student ID card or have your student ID number available

Please note:

  • Scrap paper and pencils are provided to you during your test session.
  • Cell phones, calculators, translators, Apple watches, and dictionaries are not permitted in the testing room. 

ENGLISH & MATH ASSESSMENTS ARE NO LONGER MANDATORY*

New Guidelines for Transfer-Level Math Course


ENGLISH & MATH PLACEMENT TESTS ARE NO LONGER MANDATORY, please take the 

SELF-GUIDED PLACEMENT:


Self-Guided Placement

TRANSFER LEVEL ENGLISH AND MATH
Transfer Level EnglishTransfer Level Math

Meet with a counselor

Meet with a Counselor

or call 1 (408) 288-3750

Meet with a SAS Counselor

or call +1 (408) 288-3746


ABOUT AB-705 


Assembly Bill AB-705 Explained  


WAIVE YOUR ASSESSMENT

 

If you are a high school graduate, you can waive assessment by bringing your
unofficial high school transcripts to the 
Counseling Department.

AB705 - Know your rights

 
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