Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Pierce College Assessment Center to provide students with knowledge of their interests and aptitudes to better enable them to formulate their educational goals. When a student knows their English and math skill levels, they will be properly placed, thus increasing their probability of academic success.

All students must first and receive their Student ID number before taking part in the guided self-placement process. ESL Students Only.

ESL Guided Self-Placement Process

Complete the ESL Self-Placement Survey to receive an English as a Second Language Placement.

Assessment Location

The LAPC Assessment Center is located on the first floor in the Student Services Building, next to Parking Lot 1. Go to LAPC Campus Map to locate the Center, available for viewing or download as an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document (PDF) file.

Testing Requirements

  • A valid LAPC ID number
  • Government-issued photo identification card (e.g., California driver's license, California ID card, passport, or military ID). A second form of photo ID may be required in some cases. Be sure to bring two forms of ID with you.
  • Photocopies of IDs, passports, etc., will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • We will not be able to assess you without a proper ID.

About the Placement Exams

The college's matriculation plan requires that all students who plan on taking English, English as a second language (ESL), Math, eight units or more and/or pursuing a Certificate or Degree must participate in the placement process.

  1. No Longer Offered (AB 705), English as a Native Language, designed for students whose primary language is English.
  2. English as a Second Language, designed for students wanting to learn English.
  3. No Longer Offered (AB 705), Math.

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