Assessment


Welcome to the Assessment Center!

The fourth step in getting started here at Cypress College includes completion of the assessment process, which helps you choose English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and math courses using Multiple Measures, for example, your high school transcripts or college entrance exams. For more information, visit our Counseling Center.


Guided Placement for English and Math

You are now able to use the Guided Placement tool instead of taking an assessment test for English or math. To use the tool, click the button below:


Placement for English as a Second Language (ESL)

Completing the ESL placement test is the most effective way to determine the best course for you to begin your ESL journey at Cypress College. Visit the ESL Assessment page for more information.

English & ESL Pathways

Pathway for U.S. High School Graduates    
or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, CHSPE) 

These students have the right to access transfer-level composition: ENGL 100C, ENGL 101C, or ESL 110C.

Pathway for ESL   
Students

ESL students who have not earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) in the United States should engage in the ESL Placement Process. For more visit the ESL Assessment Page.


In-Person & On-Campus Testing Available

Assessment testing is available on an appointment basis only. Please email Temperence Dowdle at tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu to schedule an appointment.


Staff

Temperence Dowdle, Assessment Specialist
E: tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu

Gisela Verduzco, Director, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)
E: gverduzco@cypresscollege.edu

Dr. Troy Davis
Dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Admissions & Records
E: tdavis@cypresscollege.edu


Building with words "Student Center"

Location

Student Center, 2nd Floor, Building 19

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7223
E: tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu

Availability

Assessment testing is available on an appointment basis only. Please email Temperence Dowdle at tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu to schedule an appointment.