Welcome to the San Diego City College Assessment Center Website! 

Thank you so much for Visiting our website and Welcome to the San Diego City College Family!

The Assessment Center is here to support you with all of your needs regards to Assessment and Placement to ensure you have a smooth process in registering for courses here at San Diego City College!

 

Please Note: To protect the health and safety of our students due to the current situation with COVID-19, and the entire campus community, the Assessment Center is closed until further notice.  Placement Assistant and Orientation submissions will continue to be processed.

We're available to support you...

Via phone at 619.800.4681

Via email at cityassessment@sdccd.edu

Via our City Assessment Center Request which can be found here: https://forms.gle/AB6rfkF7V9hd838v6

When can we support? 

Monday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Tuesday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Wednessday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Thursday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Friday: 8:00am -4:30pm 


We're available to support you...

Via phone at 619.800.4681

 

Via email at cityassessment@sdccd.edu

 

Via our City Assessment Center Request which can be found here: https://forms.gle/AB6rfkF7V9hd838v6

 

When can we support? 

Monday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Tuesday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Wednessday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Thursday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

Friday: 8:00am -4:30pm 

 

Placement at San Diego City College! 

Assessment is a process that is designed to assist students in determining which English or English Language Acquisition (ELAC) and math courses they should start with, specifically identifying milestones (formerly known as skill levels) in these areas.

Assessment also helps students in meeting course prerequisites. Students may also meet course prerequisites based on other factors such as English or ELAC and math course completion or other standardized tests.

Student enrolling into the San Diego Community College School District will complete an application for admission (http://apply.sdccd.edu/#apply)

Via your Application for admission (CCCApply) to San Diego City College you will be ask questions to help us asses your skill level in mathematics and English
 
The Application for admission will ask you for your…
1. Highest level of English and the grade they received in that course.
2. Highest level of Math and the grade they received in that course.
3. And if you graduated from high school, completed a GED or California High School Proficiency exam (HiSET) within 10 years.

 

Under some circumstances, some students will be asked take a Placement Assistant (external from the application for admission to complete your assessment process at San Diego City college. 
1. If student is currently enrolled in high school, students will not be asked their HS performance or be directed to Placement Assistant
2. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
3. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.
4. Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78

 

In some circumstances, students responding to specific question in the application for admission will prompted to take the ELAC Go Assessment
1. You will be asked “Are you conformable reading and Writing English?
2. Student indicating in the Program & Services that they are interested in: ESL – English as a Second Language

What San Diego City College Students need to take the Placement Assistant?

 
Under some circumstances, some students will be asked take a Placement Assistant (external from the application for admission to complete your assessment process at San Diego City college. 
1. If student is currently enrolled in high school, students will not be asked their HS performance or be directed to Placement Assistant
2. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
3. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.
4. Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78
 
If you are currently enrolled while in in high school, should request to take the Placement Assistant to update placement milestones from your original placement when you originally applied to San Diego City College.
1. California College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP)
2. Dual Enrollment (taking college classes while you are still enrolled in high school)
3. Joint diploma students
4. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
5. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.

 

Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78

Get to know ELAC at San Diego City College!

Our ESL program is English Language Acquisition (ELAC), which supports you in your development of academic English. ELAC classes are not basic skills or remedial. They are for students who are multilingual and studying English as a foreign language at intermediate to advanced levels.
The classes you take here will focus on all English communication skills necessary to be successful in college level work as well as how to navigate your way through college in the United States. You can earn transferable credit to CSUs and UCs in our highest level class, ELAC 145.
Visit the ELAC Website Here: https://www.sdcity.edu/academics/schools-programs/arts-humanities-comms/english/elac/
Take the Online Self-Guided Placement
This online self-guided placement will let you know which ELAC classes we recommend you take. If you think the recommended classes are too difficult (placement is too high), you can register for any classes below your level. If you think the recommended classes are too easy (placement is too low), you can contact the ELAC Chair, Jennifer Boots (jboots@sdccd.edu).
Take the placement here: http://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/elac/

 

More About ELAC Go! 


 

 

 

Learn more about Milestone at San Diego City College! 

Depending on the Assessment Tool you take, you will receive a Milestone/Skill level ranging from 30 to 50 in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reading (R)

  • Writing (W)

  • ELAC (English Language Acquisition, formerly known as ESOL) (L)

  • Math (M)

Math Milestones at San Diego City College!

Math Pathways—By Discipline

Pathways may vary based upon intended major and transfer institution.

For further guidance, please see a counselor.

 

Math Flow

 

 

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San Diego Community College District Math Placement tool!

https://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/math-city.aspx 

English Milestones at San Diego City College!

English (ENGL) Options
If you are a non-native speaker of English, you may benefit from taking an English Language Acquisition (ELAC) class prior to English.
Please contact the ELAC Chair for more information.

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San Diego Community College District English Placement tool!

https://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/english-city.aspx

English Language Acquisition (ELAC) Milestones at San Diego City College!

ELAC classes are designed for students who are non-native English speakers.

 

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Visit the ELAC Website Here: https://www.sdcity.edu/academics/schools-programs/arts-humanities-comms/english/elac/

 

 

Placeement by Exemtion due to Past Educational Achievements in Mathematics or English

Students are exempt from the English and math placement tests if ...

  • Earned an Associate degree or higher

  • Have completed English and math courses

  • Or have received a qualifying score on an SAT, ACT, or EAP test taken within the past two years

  • Please note: The San Diego Community College District is no longer accepting EPT or ELM test scores. 

The following tests and scores will help San Diego Community College District Staff to determine readiness for English 101 or 105 and for courses with a Math 096 prerequisite

 

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) English

Minimum Score Required:  500

 

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) Math

Minimum Score Required:  560

 

ACT (American College Testing) English

Minimum Score Required:  22

 

ACT (American College Testing) Math

Minimum Score Required:  23

 

EAP Placement test

Minimum Score Required: 
English and/or Math College-Level Ready
Please Note: Conditionally College-Level Ready does
NOT meet the criteria
 

EAP status can be determined using a CAASPP Student Score Report

Overall CAASPP Score: Standard Exceeded
EAP Status: English and/or Math College-Level Ready
 
Overall CAASPP Score: Standard Met
EAP Status: Conditionally College-Level Ready*

 

High School English Courses:

Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC)
AP Literature/Composition
Weighted Honors English
IB English

 

High School Math Courses: 

Trigonometry
Math Analysis
Pre-Calculus or Calculus
AP Calculus AB or BC
AP Physics
AP Statistics

Electronically Submitting Scores and Records

Via College Board: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/
Please note, send to the San Diego Community College District 
 
Via email to Mathias Gomez:
mgomez002@sdccd.edu

 

Hard Copy Submission

San Diego Community College District Office
Attn: Mathias Gomez
3375 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 100
San Diego California 92108

 


Challenge by Exam

 "Challenge Exams" (also called Advancement Exams) can help you change or skip courses after you have already been assessed.

Students may only challenge a prerequisite based upon one of the criteria below. The burden of proof is on the student, and space must be available in the class being challenged.

Knowledge or Skill – Student can demonstrate the knowledge or skill needed to succeed in the course despite not meeting the prerequisite or corequisite. Student will be required to demonstrate this knowledge or skill.
Health and Safety – Student can demonstrate that no threat is posed to self or others in a course which has a prerequisite established to protect health and safety.
Undue Delay – Student can demonstrate that attainment of educational plan goal will be unduly delayed because the prerequisite or corequisite course has not been made reasonably available (impacted programs).
Unlawful Discrimination – Student believes prerequisite or corequisite is discriminatory or has been applied in adiscriminatory manner (students may only challenge one section)

To begin the formal challenge process here at San Diego City College, student must fill out the form below and submit through our mySDCCD Support Desk!

Download challenge process form here: https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/StudentServices/Forms/Petition%20to%20Challenge_Fillable.pdf 
Please note, you should indicate you are: “Challenging a prerequisite based on specific criteria (Knowledge/skill, health and safety, undue hardship, discrimination)”
 
Submiit Challege Process for through our our mySDCCD Support Desk!
Submit form here: https://mysdccd.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/4/group/11/create/71 
Please note: Under the “What Can We Help You With” dropdown, please select “Submitting Student Forms and Petitions”

 


When can I get started at San Diego City College!? 

 San Diego City College offers two Semesters (Fall and Spring) with various start dates. San Diego City College also offers sessions ( Intersession and Summer) for time efficiant learning! 

October 23, 2020: Spring Application Deadline to receive a Registration Appointment
October 26, 2020: Intersession Class Schedule Online
October 29, 2020: Students can view their mySDCCD Spring Appointment
November 9, - December 10 2020: Registration by appointment
December 11, 2020: High School Student Registration
December 14, 2020: Open Registration begins
January 4, 2021: Intersession classes begin
 
Link to class schedule: 
Click here to see City Classes! 
 
 
Learn how to get ready for Intersession? 
Click here to follow the City Steps to get started:
 
 
Need support getting started at City?
 Request an appointment for support here! 
 
 
Want to Learn more about City? 
Attend a City Discover Session: 
Click here to Learn more and RSVP! 
 
October 23, 2020: Spring Application Deadline to receive a Registration Appointment
October 26, 2020: Spring Class Schedule Online
October 29, 2020: Students can view their mySDCCD Spring Appointment
November 9, - December 10 2020: Registration by appointment
December 11, 2020: High School Student Registration
December 14, 2020: Open Registration begins
February 1, 2021: Spring classes begin
 
 
Link to class schedule: 
Click here to see City Classes! 
 
 
Learn how to get ready for Spring? 
Click here to follow the City Steps to get started:
 
 
Need support getting started at City?
 Request an appointment for support here! 
 
 
Want to Learn more about City? 
Attend a City Discover Session: 
Click here to Learn more and RSVP! 
 
Fall 2021 Semester dates are will be released shortly. 
Please check back soon for updates! 

 

 

Learn More About the San Diego City College Assessment Center!

The Assessment Center at San Diego City College is here to support you with anything you need to succeed! Please reach out to us if you need support with the placement and assessment process to ensure you begin and finish your journey here at City! We are looking forward to working with you!

Luke Menchaca, Outreach Coordinator

Phone Number:  619-800-0737

Email: amenchaca@sdccd.edu

 

Eric Flores, Senior Student Services Assistant 

Phone Number: 619-800-4681

Email: eflores@sdccd.edu

Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Wednessday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday:  8:00am-4:30pm

Phone or text: 619.800.4681

Email: cityassessment@sdccd.edu

Request Services or support here: https://forms.gle/uXj4K8eN2Tw1My8D7 

 Please Note: To protect the health and safety of our students due to the current situation with COVID-19, and the entire campus community, the Assessment Center is closed until further notice.  Placement Assistant and Orientation submissions will continue to be processed.

Students will demonstrate the ability to complete the Placement Assistant tool to determine English  and math milestones

Students will demonstrate the ability to complete the CELSA test to determine their English class placement.