Testing Schedules for the Assessment Test (Placement)

Location How to Schedule Assessment Dates/Times
Merced Main Campus (map)
Lesher Student Services Center
Room 102
Make an appointment to guarantee a spot:
Call (209) 384-6000, Option 8

Walk-ins accepted on a space-available basis

October 2017
November 2017
December 2017

Los Banos Campus (map)
Student Support Center
Bldg A, Room A119
No appointments are necessary; Walk-ins are  on a first come, first serve basis.

November 2017

December 2017

Dear Student,

The assessment test is an essential part of the registration process. It is important for students to study and be prepared because the assessment scores help counselors place students into their proper Math, English, and Reading courses. 

How does the assessment work?

The test questions are based on your responses to each question you answer. Since the assessment test is adaptive, questions increase or decrease in difficulty, depending on your answers, as you work through the test. The assessment test is untimed, so you can move at a comfortable pace. It’s important to give yourself enough time to do your best and complete the test since your results are the key factor in determining the courses you can take. Your results will be available immediately after you complete the assessment test.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need an appointment to take an assessment?
    No, please refer to the assessment calendar for hours of operation.

  2. Where is the assessment center located?
    It is located in room 102 of the lower level of the Lesher Student Services Building.
  3. What do I need to bring with me?
    You need to bring your Merced College ID card (This is mandatory. Go to admissions and records to get your ID card before arriving to the assessment center).

Notes About the Assessment Test

  • Graduating Seniors: The Assessment may be offered at your local high school campus.
  • No appointment is necessary and there is no fee.
  • No children are allowed during assessment testing.