Step 2: Complete the English or ESL and Math Assessments

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AB 705

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. To find out more information about the legislation and options to complete the assessment step, please go to our AB 705 page.

Please meet with an academic counselor to develop your education plan in preparation for the new semester! 
About AB 705 Math & English Placement Change 
Beginning Spring 2019, placement exams for Math and English are no longer the only way to secure placement in transfer-level courses. This is due to the passage of law AB  705, which provides several new options to students if their exam results do not provide them with access to transfer-level courses. Students may use their U.S. high school data to be placed into English and Math courses without taking the English and Math placement tests. 

Please visit the AB 705 webpage for more information. 
Get Your Math & English Placement Course Information 
View your English and Math course placement based on the new English and Math course placement models per AB 705 by logging into Web4. 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 placement tests, please click here for more information. 

CCSF Assessment

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

Testing General Info

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.

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!

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

-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.

-Each placement test is 90 minutes long.

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


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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


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

*The College Level Math placement test is for students who wish to enroll in Trigonometry or Calculus

December 2018

January 2019

Please note that there is no ESL testing in February 2019. Our next testing cycle starts mid-March 2019.

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


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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 and Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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

Friday 8:00AM- 4:00PM

Matriculation Office
Conlan Hall Room 204 
50 Phelan Ave
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 8:00AM- 4:00PM