Assessment

Welcome to the Assessment Center!

The placement tests available at the Assessment Center measure your skill levels in English and math to help you make the best educational choices. Testing is necessary for a first-time student if there are no previous records. If you have tested at another California Community College, please bring your assessment results to the Cypress College Assessment Center. If you have math and/or English classes completed with a passing grade at another Accredited Community College or University, please bring your transcripts to the Cypress College Assessment Center.

When you take the assessment, it is important that you take it seriously, are adequately prepared, and do the very best that you can. Once you have remained in a course long enough for a grade (or if you were to drop a class a “W”) to register on your transcript, you are locked into the sequence and will not be allowed to retake the assessment test to skip a level.

Use the Alternative Assessment Form if you:

  • are a new or returning student who must complete Priority Registration requirements.
  • have earned an AA degree or higher
  • have completed the Math and English assessment requirements.

Checklist for Assessment:

  1. After your application has been submitted, please wait 2-3 business days for your application to process.
  2. Wait until you receive an email with your student ID number (student ID’s are an @+ 8-digit number). While you wait, please look over the sample assessment questions.
  3. Please come in with your ID number, photo ID (i.e., Driver’s License, high school ID, passport, green card), and pencil.

Location

Student Center, 2nd Floor

Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer:

Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Walk-In Testing Times

Walk-ins are welcome during the office hours listed above. However, please note:

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • If taking both tests on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, the start time is no later than 3 p.m. If taking an individual test on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, the start time is no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • If taking both tests on Wednesday, the start time is no later than 6 p.m. If taking an individual test on Wednesday, the start time is no later than 7:30 p.m.
  • If taking both tests on Friday, the start time is no later than 2 p.m. If taking an individual test, the start time is no later than 3:30 p.m.

Summer:

  • If taking both tests, the start time is no later than 3 p.m. If taking an individual test, the start time is no later than 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7223

Staff

Temperence Dowdle, Assessment Specialist
tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu

Jesus Ayala, Program Assistant/Alternative Assessment Petition & CAI
jayala@cypresscollege.edu

Luu Xuan Tran, Special Project Coordinator/Assessment & Orientation
lxtran@cypresscollege.edu