Welcome to the Golden West College Assessment Center
The Assessment Center provides placement test services and challenges for prospective and current students at Golden West College. The college requires that all students who plan on taking English, English as a Second Language, Math, six units or more and/or pursuing a certificate or degree must be evaluated.
Legislative changes (effective Fall 2014) require students to complete placement tests to receive priority registration.
COME PREPARED! It is important to take these tests seriously. If you do not test at college level, basic skills courses will be required to advance to college level. Basic skills classes do not count towards your degree.
Location: We are located on the first floor of Business Building in Room 109. The closest parking is in Lot F off of Edinger Ave. (link to campus map).
The Assessment Center administers placement tests by appointment only. Appointments can be made online, in person, or by phone 714-895-8388.
Test schedules are set on a month by month basis. Please click the following links to view December 2014.
All students must apply to Golden West College and have a GWC Student I.D. number before taking the placement test. The following is required the day of the test:
- Photo Identification such as Driver License or High School ID
- An Golden West College Student ID Number
- A number #2 pencil
It is the mission of the Golden West College Assessment Center to offer students with full range of testing services to facilitate individual student success and provide students with knowledge of their interests and aptitudes to better enable them to formulate their educational goals. When a student knows their English and math skill levels, they will be properly placed, thus increasing their probability of academic success.