The Assessment process is one of the required steps to enroll at the College of Alameda (see Steps to Enroll). Once students complete their Assessment session, the results are used by the Counselor to assist students in registering for the appropriate courses to match their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics to make their academic path most successful. Assessment is conducted according to a semester schedule.
English and Math assessments will be administered using a self-paced computerized program. If you are taking both the Math and English assessments, please allow at least three 3 hours to complete the process. Appointments are required because space is limited.
Appointments are required. Schedule an assessment appointment by calling (510) 748-5267. Please know your Peralta Student ID# when you set up your appointment. Log on to Passport and and your SID will be located on the top of your Student Center page.
There is no cost for assessment
Assessment results do not keep anyone from enrolling in college or any college program; however, students must meet prerequisites as stated in the college catalog for some specific courses.
Bring photo identification with you– (Driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, student ID card are all acceptable) – on the day that you are scheduled for the assessment.