Assessment Testing

Information & Scheduling

The Assessment webpage is currently being updated. During this time students are welcome to come in as “walk-ins”.

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The assessment placement consists of a 10 minute video and a short survey. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

We are located in Bldg. 55, first door on your right.

We can be reached at 760 245 4271 ext. 2367 or at

 Preparing for your Assessment

Types of Assessment Tests

  • Accuplacer Test (English and Math)
  • ATB ACCUPLACER Test (English and Math for Financial Aid purposes)
  • CELSA ESL (English as a Second Language)

Important Information Regarding Assessment

Location: Assessment Center is located in building 55, first door on the right

Phone: 760-245-4271 ext. 2367. Calls will be returned within 24-48 hours

Fax: 760-241-9212


Parking: Students need to purchase an all day parking pass $2.00 or park at the parking meters.

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Victor Valley College administers the computerized Accuplacer Test as well as the CELSA ESL Test. The Accuplacer assessment covers several skill areas including reading, English, arithmetic, elementary algebra and college-level mathematics.  The CELSA Test is designed to test English learners student's language skills.  There are no fees for these tests. The test can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Students will leave the assessment center with a copy of their scores. Test scores are good for the next 3 years.  Be sure to come prepared to do your very best.  Personal calculators or other devices are not allowed in the test center.  To review and study for the test, you may access the following link which lists different websites to study.

List of websites to study


ESL (English as a Second Language) CELSA Test, you must schedule an appointment to come in and test.  Please go to the bottom of this page to view the appointment instructions.

Se necesita hacer una cita para tomar el examen de ESL (Ingles Como Segundo Idioma).  Puede ver el horario hacia el fondo de esta pagina.  Si no puede hacer su cita por internet, porfavor mande un mensaje electronico a  o vaya a la oficina de evaluacion, que esta localizada en el edificio 55, primera puerta a la derecha. 


Assessment Test Exemptions

To be exempt from completing the assessment test, one of the following must apply to you.

  • Completed an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree or higher at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed the equivalent of at least Math 90 and or English 101 here at Victor Valley College or at another regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have placement recommendations from an Assessment taken with in the last three years.
  • Currently enrolled at a regionally accredited four-year college/university.
  • Have EAP results of "Ready for College" in English and/or Math.

Download Waiver Form

Once the form above has been completely filled out, email to the address below along with supporting documentation for further processing.

Ability to Benefit

Ability To Benefit **EFFECTIVE JULY 1st, Federal Student Aid (Title 1V Funds) will no longer be offered to ATB students who enroll into a program of study on this date or after. Per Federal Regulations.

Ability to Benefit students are those students who do NOT have a high school diploma or a GED and are NOT enrolled in a K-12 grade AND are applying for Federal Financial Aid.  Federal regulations require ATB students to sign up for the ATB ACCUPLACER Test to receive proper information regarding their financial aid eligibility status.  It is advised to schedule your ATB Test during the morning sessions to ensure enough time to complete your test.  Federal regulations also require ATB students to provide a current photo identification card in order to take the test. Birth certificate and social security card are NO LONGER VALID forms of ID and copies of ID's cannot be accepted.  Students cannot take the test with out proper identification.  Please read below "Proper forms of identification" to find out what can be presented as an ID.

View ATB Policy

Proper Forms of Identification:

To test, ALL students must bring a current and valid photo identification card.

Examples of Valid Identification:

  • Drivers License
  • Federal/Military ID Card
  • Passport
  • California ID Card (from the DMV)
  • Photo ID Card from a school or other institution
  • Tribal Card
  • Naturalization Card
  • Certificate of Citizenship

Testing is scheduled by appointment only-no walk ins.  In order to make your appointment to take the assessment test, you must have already applied to Victor Valley College through CCCAPPLY OR be currently enrolled in classes.  You will  schedule your appointment online (location is listed below) and you will need to know your Victor Valley ID number and your date of birth.

New Students - Once you have applied online (13 years or younger apply in person at Admissions and Records) wait 48-72 hours to be able to make your assessment appointment online.  You will need your VVC ID number and your DOB.

How to find your VVC ID number

Returning Students-If you have applied in the past but are NOT currently attending classes (Spring or Fall), then you will need to reapply to have your status updated.

Assessment Testing Schedule

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat./Sun.
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am CLOSED
11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am CLOSED
2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm CLOSED
4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm N/A CLOSED

Schedule Assessment Test Online

If you would like to request your test scores please follow these instructions.  VVC assessment scores can be requested via email or fax.  Please click on the following form:

Request for Assessment Scores

Once this form is  completely filled out with an actual signature, you can email to or fax it to 760-241-9212 and make it Attention to Assessment.  Scores will be processed within 24-48 hours and will be sent via email, mail or fax. 

NOTE: Students may walk-in to take an Assessment test, based on space availability.

Victor Valley College can proctor exams from other colleges.  A proctoring fee will apply.  Please contact or call 760-245-4271 xt. 2367 to schedule & pay for a proctored test.


Last Updated 2/28/19