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 English and math placement test on your campus
  • Group academic advisement with a counselor who will help you select your first semester classes
  • 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 to sign up for the FPR assessment test if it is offered at their school. Please check the 2017 FPR Testing Schedule for participating high schools. Students who want to participate in FPR, but do not have a test date scheduled at their high school are welcome to take the test at GWC by June 2, 2017. Call the Assessment Center at (714) 892-7711 ext 51080 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

To use EAP results, AP scores for math and/or English, or placement scores from another college, please send results to:

Golden West College
Attn: Assessment Center
15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 892-7711 ext 51080


A student must have a score of “Standard Exceeded” for English and/or Math.


Students need at least a 3 on an AP English or Math exam. Request official scores from College Board.

Next steps

We invite you to attend the Freshman Priority Registration workshops on June 20 to 22, where students will be able to see a counselor and register for classes in person. For more info, please call 714-895-8799 to speak to Counseling.

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