Step 2: Complete the English or ESL and Math Assessments

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Placement Test Preparation


Placement Test Schedule

Schedules for Other Tests

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With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students may receive English and Math course placements using high school performance data in addition to placement tests. Using multiple measures (such as high school performance data, placement test-results, SAT results) to determine highest course placement level aims to “maximize the probability that [students] will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics in a one year timeframe”.

To complete the English and Math assessment requirement, students have the following options:

—  Use high school performance measures such as GPA and grades

—  Take the CCSF English, ESL and Math placement tests

—  Complete the Placement Testing Waiver

—  Complete the Prerequisite Challenge process

Placement tests are one way of measuring the students' skills in Math and English or ESL. Placement test results are used for course placement purposes only. They are not used to prevent any student from attending CCSF. Counselors will use these results along with other information to help students decide on a program of courses.

You can find review questions for the placement tests here: Sample Test Questions.

Placement Tests in ENGLISH or ESL (English as a Second Language) and MATH are given regularly from mid-October through January and mid-March through August. 

To receive an earlier registration date—complete assessment, attend an orientation, and see a counselor to get an education plan!

CCSF Assessment

Learn more about placement testing.  Watch our CCSF assessment video!

Testing General Info

-The next testing cycle for Spring semester begins mid-October 2017 through January 2018.  For questions call (415) 239-3124. 

-No appointments are necessary for most tests (except All-In-One-Day events).  Seating is first-come-first-serve.

-Each placement test is 90 minutes long.  

-All Computerized tests are held in the basement of Conlan Hall E5. No appointment is necessary.   Seating is limited to the first 28 students. First-come-first-serve.  Please arrive 15 minutes before start time with your City College ID number and a photo ID.

-All testing schedules are subject to change without prior notice or updated due to last minute changes.


Placement Test Preparation

We encourage you to brush up a little on your Math and English prior to taking the tests. You can find review questions for the placement tests here: Sample Test Questions.

Additional Study Material and Online Practice Math Test

Accuplacer Resources

Accuplacer Prep Test 

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No appointment is necessary for computerized testing.

Seating is limited to the first 28 students!

 Seating is first-come-first-serve for computerized testing


JULY 2018

August 2018

September 2018

Please note that there is no ESL testing in September 2018. Our next testing cycle starts October 2018.

Please contact the centers directly for the schedules.

ATB (Ability To Benefit)

To see if you meet eligibility requirements log on to: or call Financial Aid  (415) 239-3577


Test Results pick-up and understanding your test results


Other Tests

 Other Testing Schedules and Sample Test Questions

Health Competency Test date will be annouced in Fall 2018 

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Placement Test Results Pick-Up 

You can pick up your placement test results and continue your matriculation steps by any one of two ways:

1. Pick up results IN PERSON (picture ID required) at Conlan 203.

2. Access your results ONLINE by logging onto Web4 and going to the Student Records. 

(Note that you can use this only if your Admissions Application has been submitted and processed). 

You can print out the results and then participate in the Online Orientation.

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Testing Office                                                                        
Conlan Hall Room 203 
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 239 - 3124    Email:

Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM

Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Open 9AM - 2PM for the following Saturdays in 2018: August 18th and August 25th.

Matriculation Office
Conlan Hall Room 204 
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 239 - 3751    Email:
FAX: (415) 452 - 5127

Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM

Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Open 9AM - 2PM for the following Saturdays in 2018: August 18th and August 25th.