Assessment Center, AD/SS 101 (909) 384-8955 or (909) 384-8959
San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) uses the Accuplacer assessment test. The test is primarily used to assist students in the following:
Assessment is also available for the following:
You may not need to take the English and/or Math assessment if:
You received a grade of “C” or better in a college-level English and/or Math course. If the course was taken at another college or university, you need to bring an official copy of your transcript to the Counseling Department (AD/SS-103) for a prerequisite clearance.
You are qualified for the exemption from the orientation and assessment steps after consulting with a counselor in AD/SS-103.
Scheduling an assessment test appointment:
Frequently asked questions:
Is there any help in pre-test preparation?
Yes. The Mathematics Department offers free Math Basics Skills videos
. The Reading & Study Skills Department also offers free Pre-Assessment Workshops to prepare you to do your best on the reading portion of the assessment test.
If I don’t do well on the test, will I still be able to attend SBVC?
Yes, the assessment is not an admissions requirement or a pass/fail test. It is a tool to help you and counselors to learn about your basic skills level and create an appropriate educational plan to meet your academic and/or career goals.
Is there a fee to take the test?
No fee is required.
How long will it take to get my results?
You will receive your placement results at the end of the test.
Will I be allowed to use a calculator or dictionary during the test?
No, calculators or dictionaries are not allowed during the assessment test.
How long are the test results valid?
Assessment test results are valid for two years.
How long will the test take?
The tests are not timed and you can work at your own pace. Please allow 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete all tests.
What if I need accommodations to complete the test?
If you have a learning or physical disability that requires reasonable accommodations to complete the assessment test, please contact the Disabled Student Programs and Services Department in AD/SS-105 or (909) 384-4443.