Before you can take your Assessment Exam, you need to apply to PCC!

After you have applied to the college, you can schedule your assessment exams by following the instructions outlined below.

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Pasadena City College is pleased to inform you that we are improving the way students are placed into English and Math classes to increase student success.  Students will be placed into English and Math classes based on High School GPA and Grades.  When you apply for admission to PCC, your information will be collected to determine your English and Math course placement.  Your course placements will be discussed during your counseling session.  If you have questions please speak with the Counseling Office at 626-585-7251.         

Students that Graduated from High School More Than 10 years Ago, English as a Second Language Students and International Students (On F1 Visa).  See information below for further details.

Math Course Placement: The Math placement exams are required and multiple measures will be used in conjunction with test results.
English Placement (Summer 2019 Students): You will be placed into English 1A automatically if you would like to take an English course (no more testing is required).
ESL Course Placement: If you would like to take an ESL course, the ESL placement exam is required.

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