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2. Assessment & Course Placement

Please note that placement tests (Accuplacer) for course placement into ESL courses will no longer be administered come Winter 2020 session and going forward.  There is a new ESL guided self placement process for an ESL course placement recommendation.  The process involves completing a guided self-placement survey and submitting a writing sample. The process will take place approximately one hour to complete.  


Assessment Program Description

The Assessment Office schedules and administers placement tests for new non-exempt students, continuing students who are eligible for re-assessment, and returning students who need to retake the placement test for course placement into ESL courses.

You will lose your place in priority enrollment if you do not participate in orientation, assessment, and educational planning services.

Learn about the Assessment Process. For those students whom are interested in taking the ESL test, they can learn how to schedule an appointment for this test in the Assessment Process section.

For more detailed information, visit our FAQ page.

View the Assessment Calendar for available test dates and schedule an appointment online

Please note the following changes under AB 705:

Assessment testing will no longer be required for students to be placed into English and Math courses. All students are eligible to enroll in transfer level math and English with varying levels of support recommended based on high school GPA, educational goal, and other information. Assessment testing into English as a Second Language (ESL) courses will continue for students who are not native speakers of English and who have not graduated from an American high school.

No English/Math assessment/placement test will be provided. Please note that placement tests for course placement into ESL courses will no longer be administered come Winter 2020 session and going forward.  Please check with the ENL/ESL department and Assessment web pages in the Winter 2020 session for information regarding the placement process for course placement recommendations into ESL courses.  AB 705 will provide a new placement process for English and Math course placement.

Learn more about AB 705 and course placement

Students are encouraged to logon to their Student Portal and look for their course placement (English, Math, or ESL) in the Assessment placement section. New and returning students will provide their MMAP (multiple measures assessment placement) high school performance data when they complete their application to LACC through the CCCApply application and should then refer to their student portal later to see their course placement for English and Math. For continuing students, under the notification under their To-Do Checklist, students should complete the LACCD English and Math Placement Web Form. Once completed, students can then check for their course placement in English and Math in their student portal.

Learn more about Assembly Bill 705 and the reasons behind the new placement process

Contact Us:

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2264

Office Hours:

Winter 2020 session Assessment Office Hours: 

Monday:  9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:  9:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:  9:00 am-6:30 pm
Thursday:  9:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Drop in hours for ESL guided self-placement process

Monday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm


Tuesday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm


Wednesday:  12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm  


Thursday:  12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm   


Friday:  9:00 am-1:00 pm

Mission Statement

The mission of Assessment is to assist students, whether non-exempt or exempt, or new, returning, or continuing, for course placement into English, Math, or ESL courses.

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Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Please contact the Welcome Center

Student Services Building, Room 180
(323) 953-4000 ext 2455

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