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Assessment and Orientation

Ace that test! Brush Up On Your Math Skills before the test...

STEM has a new website!

The Science Technology Engineering & Math Program (STEM) will be hosting Spring 2015 Pre-Assessment Workshops in January.  Place higher in math!  Before testing sign up for a STEM workshop,  This may help you place higher in mathematics.

Can't make it on campus?

Students will have access to practice tests, a link to video explanations and the Accuplacer website, and study guides for each Math section of the test.  Please visit for online workshops!


Orientation can give you direction in your SBVC college life. It also answers questions new students generally have.

  • Your Rights & Responsibilities
  • Developing an Educational Plan with a Counselor
  • Special Programs & Services
  • Student Life on campus
  • Academic Policies and Procedures

To complete, logon to your WebAdvisor account, click Current Students, and under SBVC-Other Services click Online Orientation.  Remember to print out the completion page at the end and bring with you & picture I.D. to your test.

Online Assessment Appointments

Assessment Appointments can be made Online, or in your Student WebAdvisor Account. For the Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) contact the Financial Aid office for recent changes in policy.  Testing may take up to 3 hours.  Take a peek of the current Assessment Calendar.

Are you Exempt from testing?

You may be exempt if:

• You hold an associate’s degree or higher.
• You Scored 3 or higher on Advance Placement Tests.
• You show a test printout from another college (Max 2yrs old).
• You are enrolling to maintain certificate or licensure for employment.
• You have completed a pre-requisite course at another college.
• You will attend for personal enrichment