Course Placement LevelAssessment of reading comprehension, writing, and mathematic skills provides course placement to help in selection of courses in which each student may succeed in.
Prerequisite EnforcementAll prerequisites to courses at East Los Angeles College are electronically enforced. Participation in the Assessment Placement Process will clear you for the English and Math prerequisite based on your course placement.
Assessment Check-In Form:The Assessment Check-In Form is made available upon submitting the ELAC admission application to the Enrollment Center (Main Campus, E1-121) or Admissions (South Gate Educational Center). Students may also obtain the Assessment Check-In Form from the Matriculation/Assessment Office (Main Campus, E1-183 or South Gate, Room 120) or click below.
Check-In Form (with May 2013 to June 2013 Assessment Cal) (pdf)
Check-In Form (with July 2013 to August 2013 Assessment Calendar) (pdf)
Assessment Placement Process Duration:
The assessment instrument is computerized and is untimed. Although the placement test is untimed, allow at least 2 hours for the English and Math assessments. Upon reaching room capacity, admittance time will vary.
Students with Disabilities: If a student has a verified learning or physical disability, the student may contact the Disabled Students Program & Services at (323) 265-8787, or visit their office (Building E1-160), to determine eligibility for alternative test-taking arrangements.
Sample Test Questions:Each student should review the English and Math sample test materials in preparation prior to participating the assessment placement process. Sample test questions are available in the next section, "Assessment Components".
Assessment Lab Process:
Assessment Labs Hours:Students may participate in the Assessment Placement Process at either one of the following assessment labs hours as listed on the March 2013 and April 2013 Assessment Calendar.
Note: Assessment Labs will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 Independence Day.
Friday, July 5, 2013 Lab Closure.
Friday August 9, 2013 Lab Closure.
NOTE: Testing and Office Hours are subject to change.
Please call Matriculation Office at (323) 415-4141 for any questions.
What you need to bring to participate in the Assessment Placement Process:
A valid Photo ID (No admittance without a valid Photo ID. Acceptable Photo ID: Driver License, Student ID Card or Passport)
Proof of Student ID Number
Two #2 pencils
III. Assessment Components:
East Los Angeles College provides Computerized Assessment Placement instruments (Accuplacer and Compass).
ENL English Sample Test Question
Math Sample Test Question
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