Assessment Center, AD/SS 101 (909) 384-4409 

San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) uses a Guided Self-Assessment and Questionnare. The assessment is primarily used to assist students in the following:

Can I take an ESL Assessment?

  • English as a Second Language (ESL):  Students who plan to take ESL courses must take the ESL assessment.

How to waive the Guided Self-Assessment and Questionnare?

  • If you took an English and/or Math course at another college or university and received a grade of “C” or better for the course(s), you can request a waiver of the assessment.  You need to bring a copy of your official transcript to the Counseling Center (AD/SS-103) for the process of your request.
  • Your coursework will be evaluated and your request will be processed after consulting with a counselor in the Counseling Center.

How to waive a course prerequisite?

  • If you took the prerequisite for a course at another college or university, you can ask for a waiver of the prerequisite.  Please follow the steps for the waiver of the Guided Self-Assessment and Questionnare (see the instructions above).

How to make an appointment for the Guided Self-Assessment and Questionnare?

  • After you have received your SBVC student ID number and completed the orientation, you may schedule an appointment for the assessment online.
  • A valid picture ID (driver’s license, passport, school ID, etc.) is required in order to take the assessment.
  • Assessment is available by appointment.  Walk-in assessment-takers are welcome if space is available.
  • Assessment sessions are usually scheduled at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.  Please check the schedule for the month.

Frequently asked questions:

  • If I don’t do well on the assessment, 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 assessment?
    No fee is required.
  • How long will it take to get my results?
    You will receive your placement results at the end of the assessment.
  • Will I be allowed to use a calculator or dictionary during the assessment?
    No, calculators or dictionaries are not allowed during the assessment.
  • What if I need accommodations to complete the assessment?
    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.