Assessment Center

The Assessment Center administers a variety of test to students and potential students. The FCC placement tests are used to determine your English and Math skills. They are also used to determine which courses you should be placed into meet your academic needs.

HOURS

Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

CONTACT

Phone: 559.442.8280
Test Schedule Recording: 559.442.8282
Fax: 559.499.6029
Email: assessmentcenter@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: LI (Library Building #15)
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Fresno City College
Attn: Assessment Center
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

The Assessment Center administers a variety of test to students and potential students. The FCC placement tests are used to determine your English and Math skills. They are also used to determine which courses you should be placed into meet your academic needs.

Services

  • Placement Testing: New students to ensure each student receives the classes best suited to needs.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing: Students for whom English is their second language or who have lived in the United States for less than 10 years are advised to take the CELSA test. It is administered at the same time as the native speaker test.
  • Computer Familiarity Test: Individuals seeking an AA/AS degree must complete a computer class or successfully pass the Computer Familiarity Test. FCC's CFT has 30 questions covering, File Management, Word Processing, and Info & Communication. The CFT cost $25.00 and must be completed in 70 minutes. The CFT does not grant credit, units, nor serve as an IS prerequisite, but does meet graduation requirement.The CFT is administered Monday through Friday. Please call 559-442-8280. There is a 2 week wait before retesting if a candidate is not successful.
  • Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS): The majority of students receiving DSPS services need to take the FCC Assessment Test. (This is not the one-on-one diagnostic testing which is conducted by DSPS, but a placement test—how much do you know so you can be placed into the appropriate classes.) Since many DSPS students need accommodations to ensure their placement results truly reflect their skill level, special test dates and times have been established to ensure DSPS students can receive the accommodations their counselor has recommended.If you are a DSPS student or think you may be eligible for DSPS services, please contact DSPS at 559-442-8237 prior to testing. We must know what accommodations you are to be given.

Information about Placement Tests

  • Placement tests are free.
  • Parking on campus requires a parking permit - daily passes and meters available.
  • Appointments necessary - You must call 559.442.8280 to schedule an appointment.
  • Bring photo ID (Driver's license, school ID, etc) and your college SCCCD ID number. You will not be admitted without a picture ID and a SCCCD ID number.
  • English test takes approximately one hour to complete. Math test also takes approximately one hour to complete.
  • Placement test is valid for two years.
  • You must wait at least 3 months before you may retake a test. Only three tests are permitted in a two year period.
  • Calculators are not permitted. Scratch paper and a pencil will be provided.
  • FCC placement tests are valid at all SCCCD campuses (Clovis, Madera, Oakhurst, Reedley).
  • You do not have to take both the math and English test on the same day. However, the entire test must be completed in one sitting.
  • You do not have to take the math placement test if you have successfully completed an Algebra class within the past two years. Your transcript can be used to establish your math level exempting you from the math placement test.
  • Test results are loaded into the district computer 48 hours after you tested. Your test results can be accessed on WebAdvisor under Academic Profile by selecting Test Summary.

For testing exemptions, bring a copy of you high school or college transcripts and course descriptions to the Counseling Department for review.

Testing Exemptions

Subject Student Status Placement Exemption Criteria
English New Student Received a score of 3 or higher on an English Composition or Literature Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
English New Student Took the Early Assessment Program (EAP) Test and achieved “College Readiness for English” status
Math New Student Received a score of 3 or higher on a Calculus AB or Calculus BC Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
Math New Student Took the Early Assessment Program (EAP) Test and achieved “College Readiness for Math” status.
Math New Student The student completed any of the courses listed below with a grade of “C” or higher in both semesters within the last 2 years: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra/Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-calculus, Calculus
English Transferring/Returning Student Took the English placement tests at an SCCCD campus site within the last 2 years.
English Transferring/Returning Student Took an English class at another college.
Math Transferring/Returning Student Took the Math placement tests at an SCCCD campus site within the last 2 years.
Math Transferring/Returning Student The studenTook a Math class at another college.
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Assessment Schedule

Date Subject Times
Tues, Oct 3 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 3 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 5 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 5 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 10 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 10 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11 English *Walk-in anytime between 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11 Math 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, & 5:00 pm
Thurs, Oct 12 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 12 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 17 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 17 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 19 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 19 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Sat, Oct 21 English 8:00 am, 9:00 am (*Please arrive 30 minutes early)
Sat, Oct 21 Math 8:00 am, 9:00 am (*Please arrive 30 minutes early)
Tues, Oct 24 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 24 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25 English *Walk-in anytime between 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 25 Math 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, & 5:00 pm
Thurs, Oct 26 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Thurs, Oct 26 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 31 English *Walk-in anytime between 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tues, Oct 31 Math 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm

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Placement Exam Acronyms

  • AR: Prep for Beginning Algebra
  • EA: Prep for Intermediate Algebra
  • IA: Prep for College Algebra
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