Freshman Priority Registration (FPR)

Assessment Center

Walk-in testing is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 2:30pm.
Walk-in testing hours are subject to change at any time. You may call the Assessment Center to verify testing hours.

What is Freshman Priority Registration?
  • Required Assessment in English and Math either at your high school or at GWC
  • Group academic advisement with GWC Counseling where you will create personalized Student Education Plan
  • Priority class selection and registration
The 5 steps to picking classes first!
How do I sign up for the FPR assessment test?

High school students must contact their counselor/college advisor to sign up for the Assessment, if it is offered their school. Please check the 2018 FPR Assessment Schedule [PDF] for participating high schools.

If your high school is not listed, you may receive the same testing service by our sister colleges, Orange Coast or Coastline. We will receive your test and process it without any extra action on your part. Please check with your school for the test dates.

Students who do not have the option of Assessment at their high school should do this at GWC as soon as possible. Contact GWC Assessment Center by phone or email for more information.

Which test should I take?
If you have already tested at your high school, please follow the instructions below.

Your results will be available in your MyGWC within one business day. To view them, visit MyGWC and click on “Launch DegreeWorks” or view the Unofficial Transcript.

We will accept EAP results, AP exam results in any Math and English subject, ERWC grades, or Assessment results from other colleges. Please send these to:

Golden West College
ATTN: Assessment Center
15744 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Must have a score of “Standard Exceeded” for English and/or math.


Must have at least a score of 3 on an AP English or Math exam. Request official scores from The College Board.


Must show unofficial or official transcript showing a grade of C in both semesters of ERWC.

Next steps

Everyone who completes the steps above will receive an invitation to the FPR Workshops on May 8 to 11. This is when students will have group advising and priority class selection and registration. For more information, contact Counseling at 714-895-8119.

For all questions about testing, please call or email Assessment Center.