Welcome to the Golden West College Assessment Center
The Assessment Center provides English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and math placement test services for prospective and current students at Golden West College. The results from the placement tests are used to determine course enrollment. Students must take placement tests to receive priority registration.
COME PREPARED! It is important to take these tests seriously. If you do not test at college level, basic skills courses will be required to advance to college level. Basic skills classes do not count towards your degree.
Location: We are located on the first floor of Business Building in Room 109. The closest parking is in Lot F off of Edinger Ave. (link to campus map).
The Assessment Center administers placement tests by appointment only.
Appointments can be made online, in person, or
Test schedules are set on a month by month basis. Please click the following links to view June 2015 / July 2015
All students must apply to Golden West College and have a GWC Student I.D. number before taking the placement test. The following is required the day of the test:
- Photo Identification such as Driver License or High School ID
- A Golden West College Student ID Number
- A number #2 pencil
Why should you study for your placement test? Watch this video!
It is the mission of the Golden West College Assessment Center to offer students with a full range of testing services to facilitate individual student success and provide students with knowledge of their interests and aptitudes to better enable them to formulate their educational goals. When a student knows their English and math skill levels, they will be properly placed, thus increasing their probability of academic success.