Testing Center


  • Student Services Building
    Second Floor, I4-201
    P: 619-388-2718
    F: 619-388-2525
  • Monday - Tuesday:
    8:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday - Thursday:
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    8:00am - 3:00pm

Testing Center
Assessment & Testing

Assessment is located in room I4-201, on the 2nd floor of the Student Services building. 

An assessment exam is an important first step. This exam will help determine which English and Math classes you should start with. Prepare by reviewing Sample Test questions online. If you desire more help, we have partnered with the MT2C to offer referrals for pre-assessment Tutoring.

Some students might be exempt from taking the assessment test. If you have completed a degree, or taken an assessment test at another college, you are exempt. You should still complete the Online Orientation for information about Mesa College. See the Orientation page or the Student Resources page for more details.
You may be exempt from assessment if you have taken other tests. We take a variety of standardized tests (SAT/ACT). You may also have taken a test at another California Community College. The FAQ has info about which tests, how to use other scores, the English and Math course sequences, and more.

Academic advisement is available after Assessment. You can go to Drop-in Counseling or schedule a Registration Workshop.

"Challenge" or "advancement" exams can help you change courses after you have already assessed. For information about Challenge Testing, please see this Admissions bulletin. These department resources are also helpful:

- Math Department
- English Department