What you should know before you book...

CWID# Required

Complete the De Anza College Application online to get your campuswide id (CWID) number.

Once your application has been processed you will receive an email that contains your eight digit CWID number.

Testing Accommodations

If you had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in high school, or think that you can benefit from receiving testing accommodations, contact Disability Support Services before making a testing appointment.

Testing Necessities

#1 Review the subject specific test/exam information and study guides before booking!

#2 Have your valid photo id (driver's license, high school id card, passport, etc.) at check-in. Its REQUIRED.

#3 Bring pencils to your testing appointment!

Results Processing

You cannot register for a class until you have received your test/exam results.

Request an appointment at least one (1) month in advance of your registration date.

Test & Exam Results Processing Timelines

English/ESL Placement Test

2-3 Weeks

Math Placement Test

2-3 Business Days

Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam

2-3 Business Days

Biology 40a Exam

2-3 Business Days

Test Session Duration by Test/Exam

Be aware of how long your test will take you to complete.

Language Arts (English/ESL) Placement Test

On average 1.5 - 2 hours

Math Placement Test

On average 1 hour

Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam

45 minutes

Biology 40a Exam

On average 1 hour

General Appointment Schedule

Check the De Anza's Academic Calendar for college closures and holidays.

Language Arts (English/ESL) & Math Placement Tests

Mondays - 9AM & 1PM

Tuesdays - 9AM & 1PM

Wednesdays - 9AM & 1PM

Thursdays - 9AM & 1PM

Fridays - 9AM only

Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam

Mondays - 3:30PM

Thursdays - 3:30PM

Biology 40A Exam

Mondays - 9AM & 1PM

Tuesdays - 9AM & 1PM

Wednesdays - 9AM & 1PM

Thursdays - 9AM & 1PM

Fridays - 9AM only

StandBy Testing Option

If you find that your requested testing session is fully booked, you can request to test as a StandBy.

  • To do this, you should check in with the Assessment Center Front Desk at the time of the testing session.

  • If a seat becomes available, you can test!

  • This service is offered on a first come, first served as seats are available.

Feel free to contact us by calling 408-864-8717 or emailing daassessment@deanza.edu before you travel over to De Anza.

Tues & Wed Afternoon Drop-In Testing

Drop-In Testing Cancellations

  • February 20th due to staff training

  • The week of March 18th due to International Student Program (ISP) Orientation testing

Regularly Scheduled Drop-In Testing Session Rules

  • Start your test between 2PM and 3PM on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • No appointment needed. This service is offered on a first come, first served as seats are available.

  • You must complete your test by 4:45PM.

  • Program schedule subject to change.

Feel free to contact us by calling 408-864-8717 or emailing daassessment@deanza.edu before you travel over to De Anza.

 Out-of-Area Testing Option

If you're out of the area or out of the state, we will work with you!

Next Steps:

  • Make sure you're eligible for an assessment!

  • This program is for English and Math placement testing only. ESL placement testing and science exams can only proctored on campus.

  • Download and complete the required steps on the Request for Remote Proctoring Form.

  • Email the completed form to us at daassessment@deanza.edu

  • This process may take up to five (5) business days.

Ways to locate a proctor near you...

National College Testing Association (NCTA) maintains a listing of Testing Centers across the nation.

Here are four ways to make a testing appointment:

Online Scheduling Tool

Visit our appointment scheduling site.

Be sure to know your De Anza Student ID# and date of birth as entered on your application.

By Email

Email us at daassessment@deanza.edu

Be sure to include your De Anza Student ID# in the email.

By Phone

Call us at 408-864-8717.

Have your De Anza Student ID# out before you dial us.

In Person

Visit us at the Assessment Center Front Desk.

Campus Map: Registration & Student Services Building (RSS), 144

Recommended Parking: Lot A ($3 parking permit required)

Location and Hours

Office Hours

  • Mon. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tues. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Contact

(p) 408.864.8717

(f) 408.864.5509

(e) daassessment@deanza.edu

Location

Registration and Student Services (RSS) Building

Recommended Parking: Lot A

  • The Assessment Office Front Desk is located inside the RSS Building, Room 144.
  • The Assessment Center Placement Testing Lab's main entrance is located on the Steven's Creek Blvd. side of the RSS Building, Room 146.


 

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