How often do you give placement tests?
We offer year-round testing.
Which tests should students take?
New students to Mt. SAC should take the Assessment of Written English (AWE) and Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) test for their English and Reading placement. Student wishing to take math should take a math placement test.
How often can a student take a placement test?
A student may retest after three months.
Do you have career/interest assessments?
If a student wishes to take a career/interest assessment, the student must make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Department.
How long are placement tests valid?
Test results are valid for two years.
How long does it take for students to receive test results?
Reading, math and chemistry placement test results are ready within 24 hours. English results vary from one to three working days.
Are there information to help students prepare for the placement tests?
We have test information available online.
Do you accept placement tests from other colleges?
We only accept the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project's Elementary Algebra Diagnostic Test, Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test, and Precalculus Diagnostic Test for math if taken within the past two years. We do not accept English placement test from other colleges.
If a student has a disability and needs special accomodations, what are the options?
Students with disabilities who may need special accomodations to take the placement test should make arrangements with the Diabled Students Programs & Services.