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Testing Center

Contact

  • Student Services Building
    Second Floor, I4-201
    P: 619-388-2718
    F: 619-388-2525
  • Monday - Thursday:
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    Fridays:
    8:00am - 3:00pm
  • testing@sdccd.edu
  • Online Orientation
  • *We will be closed on May 27 and July 4*
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ASSESSMENT & TESTING

Testing Center
Assessment & Testing 

You must have an Application and Mesa College I.D. number in order to be assessed.
 

If you applied to Mesa College AFTER April 30, 2019:

  1. If you receive milestones/placement levels from your application and do NOT need to complete the Placement Assistant. You should receive an email from SDCCD with your milestones/levels and next steps within 1-2 business days. 
  2. If this is your first time in college, please complete the Online Orientation and email the completion certificate to testing@sdccd.edu. Please include your 10-digit college ID number in the email.
  3. If you have been out of high school for over 10 years, please complete the Placement Assistant using the link below.
  4. If you completed high school in a foreign country, please complete the Placement Assistant using the link below.

Please contact the Assessment Center with any questions. 619-388-2718 or testing@sdccd.edu.  Please have your 10-digit college ID number handy. 

If you applied to Mesa College BEFORE April 30:

  1. If you have completed math and English classes at Mesa College, you do not need to complete the Placement Assistant.  You should be able to view your milestones/placement levels on your mySDCCD portal.
  2. If you need math and/or English milestones/placement levels, please complete the Placement Assistant. You will receive a confirmation email  within 1-2 business days.
  3. If this is your first time in college, please complete the Online Orientation and email the completion certificate to testing@sdccd.edu. Please include your 10-digit college ID number in the email.
 Please contact the Assessment Center with any questions. 619-388-2718 or testing@sdccd.edu.  Please have your 10-digit college ID number handy.

Online orientation

The Online Orientation is one of the steps in matriculating to Mesa and is designed to cover important information about Mesa College to students. Once the Orientation is completed, there is a certificate that is e-mailed confirming the completion. This certificate can be forwarded to the Assessment Office via e-mail including the Mesa Student I.D. number to clear this matriculaiton step.You can e-mail us at testing@sdccd.edu.

Assessment via placement assistant

Mesa's Placement Assistant offers students a new way to be placed into English and mathematics courses based on self reported data. The Placement Assistant is designed to be inclusive for all students no matter the educational history or time frame from the last completed course. This means that it will be open to those who have not received a diploma and have GED scores, HiSET scores, CHSPE scores or even completed schooling in a foreign country!

If you have any questions regarding your previous Placement Assistant submission, please contact our office: testing@sdccd.edu or (619)-388-2718.

If you still need to complete the Placement Assistant, the link is provided below. Be sure to have the following information handy:

  • ID: (10-digit Mesa College I.D.)
  • High School GPA
  • Highest High School English Course Completed (C- or better)
  • Highest High School Math Course Completed (C- or better)
  • HiSET or GED scores (if applicable)

*The Placement Assistant Program will allow only one submission per student*

Click on this link to complete the Placement Assistant:

PLACEMENT ASSISTANT


English LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (ELAC)

 If English is not your native language, you may benefit from taking an ELAC class before a college-level English class. If so, the ELAC exam is your next step. It is a timed exam consisting of 75 questions within a span of 45 minutes designed to help non-native English speaking students select appropriate ELAC classes. Please see our Schedule for more information, and please review Sample Test questions before taking the exam.


Advancement Exam info

"Advancement" exams (also called "challenge" tests) can help you change or skip courses after you have already assessed. For information about Challenge Testing, please see this Admissions bulletin or call 619-388-2682. These department resources are also helpful:

- Math Department
- English Department