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Assessment Center

CSM's Assessment Center, located in Building 10, Room 370, conducts the college placement testing program which includes English, Reading, ESL, and Mathematics testing components. Testing is offered year round by appointment to students who have completed a CSM Admissions Application.
Placement tests are intended to measure skills which research has shown to be closely related to academic success. In combination with other measures, test results represent student strengths and capabilities. Students are advised to discuss placement results with a counselor/advisor so that they can assist them to develop an educational plan.

Refer to the course listing in the current catalog for titles, descriptions and prerequisites for courses. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor/advisor regarding course selection and planning.

Placement Test Results to Meet Course Prerequisites

MATH placement test results, for the purpose of course placement and prerequisite skill level assessment, are valid for two years only. Math placement test results “time out” after two years from the date completed.

ENGLISH/ESL placement test results, for the purpose of course placement and prerequisite skill level assessment do not “time out” and remain valid indefinitely. If, however, a significant amount of time has passed since the English or ESL test was completed, the student may select to repeat the placement test to secure an accurate assessment of current skill level.
Contact Us

College Center Building 10, Room 370
(650) 574-6175

Testing Schedule-August 2014

Check appointment availability through your WebSmart account.
Mondays 9 am and 1 pm
Tuesdays 1 pm and 4 pm
Wednesdays 4 pm
Thursdays 9 am
Fridays no testing                           
*schedule subject to change