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:
- English as a Second Language (ESL) test: Students who plan to take ESL courses must
take the ESL assessment test.
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
- 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:
- After you have received your SBVC student ID number and completed the orientation,
you may schedule an appointment for the test online.
- A valid picture ID (driver’s license, passport, school ID, etc.) is required in order
to take the test.
- Assessment test is available by appointment. Walk-in test-takers are welcome if space
- Test sessions are generally scheduled Monday–Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Here is
the schedule for July 2016.
- Here are the test sample questions for you to practice prior to your scheduled test.
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.