Students attending Mt. San Antonio College are required to participate in assessment. The assessment and placement process has been established to enable all students an opportunity to be successful by taking the right level of courses. In addition, the process allows the faculty to provide instruction at an appropriate level with the knowledge that students will be reasonably prepared.
- Students who completed the AQ last year beginning April 2, 2018 through April 29, 2019, are strongly advised to take the revised AQ beginning May 7, 2019 and onward by going to the AQ website at https://www.mtsac.edu/assessment/aq. Taking the revised AQ may result in more accurate placement into transfer-level math, English, and reading courses.
Continuing Mt. SAC students who have previously completed the English Placement Test and/or the Math Placement Test in the Assessment Center, and have not yet completed their required levels of English or math courses for the Associate Degree or transfer, may also take the AQ.The Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) provides course placement for English, reading, and math. Most students will immediately receive placement results based on their answers to the Assessment Questionnaire.Learn more about the Assessment Questionnaire.
- For placement in English, reading, and math, please complete the Assessment Questionnaire.Placements tests are available for English (for students whose primary language is not English), Reading (to meet reading competency graduation requirement), or Chemistry (for CHEM 50).Prior to taking the placement test, students should:Test results/scores are valid for two years. Students may retest after three months.Students with disabilities who may need special accommodations to take the placement test should make arrangements with the Accessibility Resource Centers for Students.Learn more about the Placement Tests.
- After assessment, your next step in the enrollment process is to login to the Mt. SAC portal and complete the Online Orientation.