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Marcella Brown
Assessment Specialist
Email: marcella.brown@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: One-Stop Center A-201: Mon - Thu: 8am - 4:30pm, Fri: 9am - 1pm
Phone: (619) 660-4426

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Assessment

Fall Hours of Operation

Mon - Thur: 8:00-4:30
Friday: 9:00-1:00

What is Assessment?

Assessment is a process that determines what Math or English class you will begin with in college.

Why is Assessment important?

Assessment places you into a specific level of math, English, English as a second language (ESL), and/or chemistry. It determines where you start in the sequence of courses and how long it will take for you to get your degree or transfer. 

Who is Assessment for?

  • Students who designate their educational goals to include transfer, obtain an associate degree, or earn a certificate of achievement.
  • Students who register for any English course or for a mathematics course or for any course which has English or math as a prerequisite.

Who may be exempted from taking Assessment?

  • Students who have earned an Associate Degree or higher at an accredited college or university. Must provide copy of diploma or unofficial transcript.
  • If a student is enrolling in a course for educational/personal enrichment course that does not require English or Math as a prerequisite, co-requisite or advisory (recommended preparation).
Placement Challenge

If you already took the assessment at Cuyamaca College, but wish to challenge your placement level please contact the Department Chair of either Math, English or ESL. You may also contact the Assessment Office at 619-660-4426 for more information. Only assessments given by the Cuyamaca College Assessment Office are acceptable for this purpose.

Chemistry Challenge

Please review the Cuyamaca College catalog regarding Chemistry prerequisites. If you wish to enroll in Chemistry 141 without taking Chemistry 120, you must take the Chemistry challenge exam. Contact the Assessment Office at 619-660-4426 to schedule an appointment.

Do I need to make an appointment to take my assessment?

All English, Math and ESL assessments require an appointment. You can make an appointment through Webadvisor. If needed, watch a video to learn how to use WebAdvisor.

To make an appointment:

  • Login to WebAdvisor
  • Click the Students tab
  • Click the Assessment/Advising Appointment Scheduling link

If there are no appointments available, please check back daily.

What if English is not my first language?

To choose between the English and ESL assessments, please answer the following questions:

  1. Is English the first language you learned as a child?
  2. Did you complete at least six years of education, including high school, in schools where all of your subjects were taught in English?
  3. Do you usually speak English with your friends and/or co-workers?

If you answered “Yes” to two or three of the questions, select the English assessment.

If you answered “No” to two or three of the questions, select the ESL assessment.

What accommodations are available for students with disabilities?

If you have a disability, contact Disabled Students Programs and Services for assistance with accommodations at (619) 660-4239.

What should I expect on the day of the assessment?

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time to complete the required check-in process.
  • Bring a valid photo ID and assigned student identification number. Find out how to get your student ID Number
  • Students must purchase $2.00 daily campus parking permit if parking on campus (available at machines in the parking lot) and place it on your windshield.
  • Cell phones must be turned off during the session.
Last Updated: 11/05/2018

Contact

Marcella Brown
Assessment Specialist
Email: marcella.brown@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: One-Stop Center A-201: Mon - Thu: 8am - 4:30pm, Fri: 9am - 1pm
Phone: (619) 660-4426

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