In-person Orientation, Assessment, & Student Planning Schedule

Location How to Schedule Dates/Times
Merced Main Campus (map)
Lesher Student Services Center
Room 102

In-person Orientation: Walk-ins accepted

Assessment: Walk-ins accepted

Student Planning:  You may make an appointment to reserve a spot - call  (209) 384-6000. Walk-ins accepted (if space is available)

August 2018

September 2018

Los Banos Campus (map)
Student Support Center
Bldg A, Room A119

In-person Orientation: Walk-ins accepted

Assessment: Walk-ins accepted

Student Planning:  You may make an appointment to reserve a spot - call  (209) 381-6548. Walk-ins accepted (if space is available)

September 2018

October 2018

* Note: There are only 32 seats available per session.

What is Orientation?

Orientation is a significant step to help ease your transition to Merced College. It will provide you information on the campus services and resources that are essential for a successful first semester.  It will also shed some light on any questions you may have.

Orientation can be completed in one of two ways:  either online or in-person at the Merced College Assessment Center located in the Student Services Lesher Building (Room 102), Merced main campus (see map).

What is Assessment?

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. Learn more about assessment.

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?
    1. 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).
    2. Bring high school transcripts and any other college transcripts you may have, test scores, your education plan, and any other records that are relevant to the issues you want to discuss.

What is Student Planning?

An education plan is a road map to your goal. It includes the courses that you will need and helps plan out when to take these courses. Learn more about student planning.