What We Do
The mission of the Assessment Center is to provide students with English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and mathematics assessment services, and chemistry and biology testing so they can make informed decisions about registering for courses in which they are likely to succeed.
De Anza's Assessment Model
Who Needs to be Assessed?
- Assessment is a key matriculation step required for any student interested in taking De Anza English, English as a Second Language (ESL) or Math courses.
- Assessment is typically required for new students with no college course credit in English/ESL or math.
I am a new college student.
New students with no college course credit should be assessed before registering for classes.
I have earned college course credit by AP Exam or transcript.
Alternatively, new De Anza students who choose not to submit their transcripts and can participate in the assessment process.
To meet the Assessment Criteria for Priority Registration, an official transcript or AP Exam Score Report must be provided during the prerequisite Clearance Process.
I have a degree from a U.S. University.
Alternatively, new De Anza students who choose not to submit their university transcripts and can participate in the assessment process.
I don't want to take English, ESL or Math at this time.
Assessment is only for students interested in taking English or ESL or math courses.
You may not need an assessment at this time.
Look up the course you wish to enroll in the Class Schedule and review the course's prerequisite.
I can't remember my assessment results.
Students can look up assessment results on MyPortal. Follow these three steps:
Click on the Registration Tab
Click on Placement Test Results (right side)
Assessment Results do not expire.
For more information about your placement test retest eligibility, review the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Retest Policy.
Note: Pre-2010 Assessment Results will not populate on MyPortal. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of your assessment results.
I earned a placement test result at another institution.
Assessment eligible students that have taken the below placement tests at other colleges can request to transfer their test scores to De Anza:
English: Accuplacer Classic Test
ESL: CELSA Test, Version I
Math: Accuplacer Classic Test
Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam: Foothill's Chemistry 1A Exam
Download and complete the Request for Assessment Score Transfer Form.
- Submit via email to email@example.com
Not sure what type of test you took at your previous institution?
Look at your test results record
Contact your testing location/institution
Common placement test types include: Accuplacer and Compass