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Steps to Enroll in Classes
A Checklist for New and Returning Students
 
Step 3 - ASSESSMENT & ORIENTATION
 
Assessment: Identifies your present level of skills in English, reading and math. Check the Assessment Schedule online.

Orientation: The orientation gives an overview of instructional programs and support services. Certificate, degree and transfer requirements are discussed to assist you with registration.  View the orientation before assessment.  Otherwise, you will be required to view the orientation after your assessment.

Assessment takes approximately three hours.  For additional information about assessment, go to the Assessment web site.
 

LOCATIONS
Assessment - Main Campus
SU - 1
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2182, 2476, or 2383
Assessment - Escondido Campus
Student Services Area
(760) 744-1150  ext. 8157
 

SPECIAL TESTING
Non-native speakers of English: Students whose first language is not English will benefit from having an assessment designed for non-native speakers of English.  Contact the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department, Room A-17 at (760) 744-1150 x2772.

Students with Disabilities: Students with needs for special accommodations for testing need to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (760) 744-1150 x2375.
 

PREVIOUS PLACEMENT SCORES OR TRANSCRIPTS
Previous Placement Scores:  Students with previous placement scores within the last 2 years may use their previous placement.  Take the scores to Assessment for clearance in math and English.  Those with scores older than two years are required to retake the assessment.

Transcripts From Another College: Students can be placed into math and English based on transcripts from another school where English or math was taken.  Take the transcripts to Assessment or to Counseling for clearance.

AP Scores:  Students can be placed into math and English based on AP tests with a 3 or higher. 

SAT/ACT Scores: SAT scores of 550 and above or ACT scores of English 24, Math 23 may be used for placement.  Fax or bring in your scores to the Assessment Center.
 

MATH & ENGLISH REVIEW
For some practice English and math questions, go to the Assessment Study Guides web site.  Click on "Practice Problems" for problems and answers.
Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone:  (760) 744-1150