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Do you offer testing services?

The Assessment Center provides testing services at both the Aptos and Watsonville locations. For more information about the services including the testing schedule, please visit the website.

Assessment is a process that gives you placement recommendations for math, English, or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses that best match your skills and your educational goals.

We use multiple factors to determine the placement recommendations. A combination of your test score, high school courses and GPA are used to determine your placement. We encourage you to bring a copy of your high school transcript with you to assessment. If you do not have transcript information, we will help you to self-report information that is an accurate reflection of your performance in high school. We will explain your placement recommendations after you complete the process. 

All new, first time students are required to complete the assessment process. You need to complete the assessment process if you are working towards a degree or certificate, if you are taking a class with a math or English prerequisite, and if you want the earliest possible registration time.

Requirements for Assessment:

  1. Photo ID: ANY document or card that clearly shows your first and last name and a recent photo of you. 
  2. Your Cabrillo College 7-digit student ID number
  3. Certificate of Completion of the online orientation. Screenshot on your phone or a printout


Do you have a learning difference, a 504 or IEP? We can provide assessment testing with accommodations (more time, limited distractions, and adaptive equipment) by appointment only. Please note: we cannot provide accommodations during a regular assessment session. Please call our office for more information and to make arrangements. 831.479.6165.


Are you taking a class from an out-of-the-area school and you need to have an exam proctored? Cabrillo College Assessment Center offers fee-based proctoring services: $35 for the first hour and $25 for every hour after. We accept cash only. Payment is due at the completion of the exam. All administration services, exam printing and postage are included in the fee.

Need to take an assessment test for another school? We can do that, too. For a flat fee of $45.00, (cash only), we offer eCompass Remote and Accuplacer Remote assessment/placement testing.  You must first register with your home institution and then make an appointment with us to take their assessment. 

Contact the Assessment Center, located in the Student Activity Center (SAC) West, by phone at (831) 479-6165 for detailed information and to make arrangements.

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