Mesa Journeys



Testing Center


  • Student Services Building
    Second Floor, I4-201
    P: 619-388-2718
    F: 619-388-2525
  • Monday - Thursday:
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    8:00am - 3:00
  • Revised Hours:
    November 25-27 - 8:00AM-4:30PM
    December 17-19 - 8:00AM-4:30PM
    December 20 - 8:00AM-3:00PM
  • Online Orientation

Testing Center
Assessment & Testing 

You must have an Application and Mesa College I.D. number in order to be assessed.



There is no longer a test for English & math placement. Instead, Mesa's Placement Assistant offers students a new way to be placed into English and mathematics courses based on self reported data. The Placement Assistant is designed to be inclusive for all students no matter the educational history or time frame from the last completed course. This means that it will be open to those who have not received a diploma and have GED or HiSET scores or have completed high school in a foreign country. 

Students who have received milestones/placement levels after applying to the college do NOT need to take the Placement Assistant. Students who have completed college level math and English courses also do NOT need to take the Placement Assistant.

The Placement Assistant link can be accessed below.  Please use Chrome orFirefox - the program will not work on Internet Explorer. You will need your:
  • ID: (10-digit Mesa College I.D.)
  • High School unweighted, cumulative GPA
  • Highest High School English Course Completed (C- or better)
  • Highest High School Math Course Completed (C- or better)
  • HiSET or GED scores (if applicable)                                                                                                  *The Placement Assistant Program will allow only one submission per student*
Placement Assistant
Please contact the Assessment Center with any questions. 619-388-2718 or  



The Online Orientation is one of the steps in matriculating to Mesa and is designed to cover important information about Mesa College to students. Once the Orientation is completed, there is a certificate that is e-mailed confirming the completion. This certificate can be forwarded to the Assessment Office via e-mail including the Mesa Student I.D. number to clear this matriculation step. You can e-mail us at


If English is not your native language, you may benefit from taking an ELAC class before a college-level English class. Please contact the Assessment office for more information regarding ELAC assessment. 

Advancement Exam info

"Advancement" exams (also called "challenge" exams) can help you change or skip courses after you have already assessed. For more information about challenge exams feel free to contact the Assessment Office by calling 619-388-2718 or emailing us at 
These department resources are also helpful:

- Math Department
- English Department