Assessment Center
Phone: (619) 660-4426


Fall/Spring Hours of Operation

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

Summer Hours of Operation

Mon - Thur: 8:00-6:00
Closed on Fridays

What is Assessment/Placement?

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

Why is Assessment/Placement important?

Assessment/Placement gives recommendations for 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/Placement 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 exempt from taking Assessment/Placement?

  • 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).

How do I take my Assessment/Placement?

All English and Math assessment/placement will be done through WebAdvisor via a questionnaire. In order to fill out the questionnaire you will need knowledge of your High School GPA, highest completed High School Math course, and intended major of study. ESL students will be also required to fill out the questionnaire, if an appointment is needed you will be referred to do so on your results page. If needed, watch a video to learn how to use WebAdvisor.


To access the assessment/placement questionnaire:

  • Login to WebAdvisor
  • Click the Students tab
  • Under "Orientation/Assess/Advising," Click the "Step 2 - Assessment/Placement Questionnaire"
  • Fill out the form and click submit
  • Review your recommended placement

What should I expect on the day of the assessment (ESL Students Only)?

  • 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.
Placement Challenge

If you already took the assessment via the Accuplacer test at Cuyamaca College, please follow the directions above to reassess with the questionnaire. If you would like 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.

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.




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