Assessment Center

The Assessment Center is located in the Multipurpose Building, Room 206 (second floor).

(MP Building is located behind Social Sciences Building next to the Administration Building, off Alondra Blvd.)


 "Assessment" means the process of gathering information about an individual student to facilitate his or her success. At Cerritos College, assessment includes, but is not limited to, the collection of information regarding student's study skills. English language proficiency, aptitudes, goals, learning skills, career aspirations, academic performance, and need for special services.


Assessment and Orientation-Counseling (AOC) is required for first-time, new to any college, students prior to enrollment.

New Students who are required to complete AOC will have two holds on their MyCerritos account: one for Assessment (ASM) and the other for Orientation-Counseling (ORI). Please view the Student Advisory Notice.

  • To remove the 'ASM' hold, new students must complete all 3 assessments, (Math, English and Reading) or ESL testing.
  • To remove the 'ORI' hold, new students must complete an online orientation via 'MyCerritos' or attend an on campus new student orientation.

For further information please contact the Assessment Center at (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2598 or 2599 or email: