In order to help students get the most out of their higher education, the college provides tests that assess a student’s general educational background and skills in: Mathematics and English/English as a Second Language (ESL). These tests help students select courses that are realistic and compatible with their level of academic preparation and experience. The Department is concerned that students do not waste a semester selecting a class that exceeds their preparation.
It is highly recommended students study prior to taking the Assessment test (Assessment Test Practice and Preparation). Assessment placement test results are valid for two (2) years at LATTC.
Los Angeles Trade-Tech College offers computerized assessment testing. No appointments are necessary for Assessment Testing, testing is available during walk-in testing hours to students that have completed the new student enrollment process. Please call the Assessment Center at 213.763.5339 for available testing hours.
Students need to fill out an Assessment Test Request Form which is available at the Assessment Center. Take time to read the important information on the form. It is highly recommended that you study prior to taking the Assessment Test. Please remember to bring a Photo ID to take the assessment test, NO EXCEPTIONS. The ID needs to be original, NO photocopies. Examples of an ID include a California Driver’s License, California ID, a passport, or a high school picture ID.
Students receive a printed copy of their test results after completing the assessment test. Assessment test results are used by counselors to make the appropriate course recommendations that best meets the student’s college goals. If students are not satisfied with their placement scores, they can choose to take a Challenge Exam. You may re-test once per term (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) if you have not started taking the course of placement.
Students may be exempt from taking the Assessment if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Valid assessment placement scores from LATTC or another college taken within the last 2 years.
- Completion of English or Math course at any accredited college/university with a grade of “C” or better (transcripts are required).
- AP (Advanced Placement, taken in High School) English or Calculus Exam Scores of 3 or higher taken within the last 2 years.
- EAP (Early Assessment Program, taken in High School) Scores that indicate you college ready for English/Math.
-Transcripts (Official), test scores (Official), or a college diploma must be provided as proof for assessment test exemption to the Assessment Center.
ACO exemption form, please print and bring with you. ACO exemption forms are available for pick-up in the Assessment Center, Mariposa Hall: MA01.
Do you need your test scores sent to another Institution? Please complete the Test Score Release Form and submit to our office. Please follow the directions given.
Your success is our primary goal, there are certain prerequisites/co-requisites and advisories that need to be met before enrollment in a class.
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