Assessment Center Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to take a placement test?
No appointment is necessary to take the placement test. 

What do I need to take a test?
You should have submitted an Application for Admission for the semester you will be attending.A legitimate form of a picture identification card (high school ID, California ID, or passport with recent picture) and your 7-digit Cerritos Student ID number.

How long are the tests?
The placement tests are NOT timed. If you are taking English, reading, math or ESL, it can approximately take 2.5 hours to complete the test.

When do I get my test results?
Your test result are given upon completion of the test. Test results will post on the college computer system by the next morning.

Can I re-take a test?
Contact the assessment office for the re-test policy at 562-860-2451 ext. 2599 or 2598

Where can I get a duplicate copy of my test results?
Your test results will be posted on your unofficial transcript.  You may print your unofficial transcript from your MyCerritos account.

Do I have to retest if I took the assessment over four years ago?
See a counselor for advice.

If I have a degree from another college, do I have to take the placement test?
Students who already possess an A.A. degree or higher from an accredited college or university in the United States are not required to take a test, but they need to see a counselor at the Counseling Department for the best information to complete their educational goals.

If I'm not taking a Math, English or Reading class, do I have to take a test? 
Assessment is required for all first-time, new to any college, students prior to enrollment. If you are not new to college, meet with a counelor for advice.

Can I bring my own calculator?

Calculators are not allowed. However, the Accuplacer testing system offers a pop-up calculator on selected math problems. 

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