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Q: What is the purpose of the Fresno City College placement test?
A: Each student enrolling in Fresno City College brings different skills in English, math and reading. Many Fresno City Colleges courses assume a certain level of knowledge. Students below this level are more likely to find the course difficult and drop out or fail. Placement tests assess your abilities and place you in a class near your current academic level. You do not pass or fail this test. For Weekend Colleges purposes the placement test is a partial assessment of your ability to meet the skill levels required for the fast pace and course of the work you will be facing.
Q: What does the placement test cost?
A: Placement testing is FREE! (But parking is not).
Q: Is an appointment necessary?
A: No. We seat on a first-come, first-served basis. Even arriving 45-60 minutes early will not guarantee you a seat.
Q: What do I need to bring to the placement test?
A: A photo ID (Driver’s license, school ID, etc), a #2 pencil and your SCCCD ID number. Note: you will not be admitted without a picture ID and a SCCCD ID Number. Be sure to plan sufficient time to complete the tests. English and Math ate each about an hour. Scoring takes additional time.
Q: How often can I take the placement test?
A: You must wait 3 months between tests. Only 3 tests permitted in a 2 year period.
Q: How long is the placement test good for?
A: Placement test results are valid for 2 years.
Q: Can I bring a calculator?
A: Calculators are not permitted. Scratch paper will be provided.
Q: Are these placements good at other schools?
A: FCC placements are valid for other SCCCD campuses - Willow/International, Madera, Reedley, and Oakhurst. Scores may be valid at other schools as well. You would need to contact the other school for clarification.
Q: Do I have to take all the tests at one time?
A: No. You must complete the entire English test in one sitting, but math can be taken at a later date.
Q: Must I take the Math test?
A: If you have successfully completed an Algebra class within the past 2 years, your transcript can be used to establish your math level.
Q: How can I find my placement test results?
A: Test results are loaded into the district computer the day after you tested. They can be accessed through Webadvisor under Academic Profile and click on Test Summary.