Step 2: Complete the English or ESL and Math Assessments

Important Announcement:

To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, City College of San Francisco temporarily suspended face to face student services and instruction effective Friday, March 13–March 20. Student Services will use these days to prepare for the transition to remote delivery of student services beginning Monday, March 30.  Please note, CCSF will be closed for Spring Break March 23 – March 27.

For questions or to request assistance effective March 30, please contact:

Email:     testing@ccsf.edu or matric@ccsf.edu

These schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Please check our website for our latest placement schedules before you arrive or call us at (415) 239-3124 to confirm the testing date and time. 

 

 

5 Steps

AB 705/ High School Data

AB 705

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

Credit ESL Placement Test Schedule

Noncredit ESL Placement Test Schedule

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 tests, please click here for more information. 

Schedules for Other Tests

Important links and FAQ

Contact Us

Testing General Information

City College offers the credit and non-credit ESL placement testing from March through August for the Summer/Fall 2020 Semester. Please complete an online credit admission application or apply in person at any CCSF Centers with the Admission and Records Dept. before you take the placement tests.

The goal of placement testing is to make sure each student is in classes that match their current skill level. The placement test tells us what classes will be most appropriate for each student.

Since we no longer use the English and Math placement tests; please visit the Matriculation Office in Conlan Hall, Room E203 for more information about English and Math course placement, or go to  www.ccsf.edu/matric

Students who are not native English speakers may need to take the Credit or the Non-Credit English as Second Language placement test (see below for our testing schedules).

How long is the Credit ESL Test and When Can I Get a Copy of My Test Results?

The Credit ESL Test Time……………………………………………………………75 mins (1 hour and 15 minutes).

Test results will be via email to the student’s CCSF email address or pick up your test results in Conlan Hall, Room 204  FIVE business days after the test (excluding holidays and weekends).

Two more steps before you can register for classes:

Complete the online orientation: www.ccsf.edu/onlineorientation   and: Meet with a counselor.

Placement tests are one way of measuring the students' ESL skills. 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!

 

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

Tests are held in Conlan Hall Room E5 (basement) or Conlan Hall Room E101

BRING A PHOTO ID

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

AND CCSF ID NUMBER  

ARRIVE 15-30 MINUTES EARLY IN ORDER TO BE SEATED

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April 2020

~These schedules are subject to change without prior notice~

Please check our website for our latest placement schedules before you arrive or call us at (415) 239-3124 to confirm the testing date and time. 

 

 

Please contact individual centers for schedules.

ATB (Ability To Benefit)

To see if you meet eligibility requirements log on to: www.studentaid.ed.gov 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). 

Back to Take a Placement Test

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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: Testing@ccsf.edu

Remote Service Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

“services are provided remotely”    

Matriculation Office

Conlan Hall Room 203 
50 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: (415) 239-3751    Email: Prereq@ccsf.edu

Remote Service Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

“services are provided remotely”    

 

Important Announcement:

To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, City College of San Francisco temporarily suspended face to face student services and instruction effective Friday, March 13–March 20. Student Services will use these days to prepare for the transition to remote delivery of student services on Monday, March 30.  Please note, CCSF will be closed for Spring Break March 23 – March 27.

For questions or to request assistance effective March 30, please contact:

Email:                    testing@ccsf.edu or matric@ccsf.edu

These schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Please check our website for our latest placement schedules before you arrive or call us at (415) 239-3124 to confirm the testing date and time.