Step 2: Complete the English or ESL and Math Assessments

5 Steps

AB 705

Credit ESL Placement Test Schedule

Noncredit ESL Placement Test Schedule

Schedules for Other Tests

Important links and FAQ

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AB 705/ High School Data

With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students may receive English and Math course placements using high school performance data. To find out more information about the legislation and options to complete the assessment step, please go to our AB 705 page.

AB 705 YouTube video: Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

Please meet with an academic counselor to develop your education plan in preparation for the new semester! 

College and/or Test Data 

Students who have completed previous college-level English and/or math coursework or have taken certain tests (Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, etc...) should follow the College and/or Test Data process to receive their placements.

Get Your Math & English Placement Information 
View your English and Math course placement based on the new English and Math course placement models per AB 705 by logging into your myRAM student portal. You can review your course placement, Web Registration Appointment and other related information. Students who feel they need additional language acquisition support may want to take the Credit ESL Placement Test or talk to an academic counselor about the ESL sequence. 

For students who wish to take the ESL placement test, please click here for more information. 

Testing General Info

We continue to offer ESL placement testing for students who feel they need additional language acquisition support. 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.

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

-No appointments are necessary for most tests. Seating is first-come-first-serve.

-Please arrive 15 minutes before start time with your City College Student ID number and a photo ID.

-The ESL placement test is 75 minutes long.

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


Ocean Placement Testing at 50 Frida Kahlo Way SF, CA 94112

Tests are held in Conlan Hall, Room 5 (basement) 


e.g.: Permanent or Current Identification or Driver's License, Military i.d., United State Passport, Foreign Passport, U.S. States Permanent Resident Card, Employment i.d., High School i.d. or Work Visa



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We no longer offer the Native English, and Math Placement Tests. For more information about the different options to be place into English and Math Courses, please visit

February 2020

Please note that there is no ESL testing in February 2020. Our next testing cycle starts March 2020.

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

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



Other Tests

Chemistry Testing Schedule

Health Competency Schedule

Important Links, FAQ, Test Results Pick-Up and Understanding your Test Results

Placement Test Results 

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

1. Test Results will be via-email to student's CCSF email address.

2. Pick up results IN PERSON (picture ID required) at Conlan 204.

Five business days after the test. 

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

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Contact Us

Assessment Office                                                                        
Conlan Hall Room 204 
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 239 - 3124    Email:

Monday and Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00AM-6:00PM

Friday 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Matriculation Office

Conlan Hall Room 203 
50 Friday Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 239 - 3751    Email:
FAX: (415) 452 - 5127

Monday and Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00AM-6:00PM

Friday 9:00AM- 4:00PM