Frequently Asked Questions
The placement tests are offered year-round. Depending on the time of the year, the tests are administered 5 to 10 times a week. Students must make an appointment to take the placement tests. Students must have an application on file prior to making an appointment for the placement tests. It is recommended that students take the placement tests and see a counselor before their registration date.
All new Mt. SAC students should take the writing, reading, and math placement test.
A student may retest after three months.
Test results are valid for two years.
Reading, math and chemistry placement test results are usually ready on the same day, at the latest, the following morning. Writing test results vary from one to three working days.
Test results are available online on the student portal or you may return to the Assessment Center with a photo I.D. Test results will not be given over the telephone.
We have test information available online.
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 results from other colleges.
Yes. Student must complete the Release Test Results Form. We will only release your test results to another college. Test results will not be released to a private party.
If a student wishes to take a career/interest assessment, the student must make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Department.