West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Assessment Schedules

ALL students, including active-duty military, veterans, CalWORKs, EOPS and DESP who started Fall 2014 and beyond, are now required to comply with the California Success Act of 2012 requirements (3 core requirements: assessment, orientation and develop a preliminary educational plan) in order to receive a priority registration date for enrollment.

Schedule an Appointment (View options below)
Schedule an Appointment for Assessment - Math, English, and/or Reading

  1. Your WVC College ID# is required to schedule your appointment.
     Note: Apply for admission to obtain a college ID number.

  2. No appointment necessary for ESL assessment tests. 
    Note: see ESL options below.

  3. Students with Disabilities (DESP) Disability and Educational Support Program for students: if you have a verifiable disability, you may request accommodations for assessment. Contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2548.

Prepare for Assessment

Attend an Assessment Test

  1. Bring your photo ID (driver's license, student ID, etc...).

  2. Bring your WVC College ID number.
    Note: not your Social Security number.

  3. Bring a pencil.

  4. Bring 12 quarters or 3 one dollar bills to pay for parking.

  5. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.  
    Please note: There will be absolutely NO admittance after the testing session begins.

Assessment Options

Math and English/Reading

Please schedule an appointment


Start Time*




Fox 103



Fox 103



Fox 103

*May take English/Read, or Math, or both at any listed start time. 

ESL Assessment Options

ESL (English As A Second Language)




Tues. May 19


Fox 201

Wed. June 10

1pm - 3pm

Fox 201

Tues. July 14

10am - 12 noon

Fox 201

Tues. Aug 11

1pm - 3pm

Fox 201

Tues. Aug 18

10am - 12 noon

Fox 201

Tues. Aug 25

1pm - 3pm

Fox 201

Tues. Sept. 1

10am - 12 noon

Fox 202

  • No Appointments for ESL tests

  • Arrive 10 minutes early

  • Bring Student ID number and a pencil

  • Test lasts 1.5 hours


Information Competency Test

Students must register for Library 4 Credit by Exam before attending. For details and schedule, please visit the Credit By Exam Library page.

Ability to Benefit Test

This program was officially discontinued as of July 1, 2012. This test was for students who did not possess a high school diploma or GED and wanted to qualify for Federal Financial Aid. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office.

Assessment Office
(408) 741-2035
Counseling office
(408) 741-2009

Maps of Testing Sites
Fox (Fox Center) 120
AAS 10
LA/SS 50 (Previously LA 10)
Tutorial 23
Bus (Business) 6

How to Obtain Assessment Scores

Assessment recommendations are available on the date announced in the testing session. You can obtain your scores by:

  1. Log in to the WVCPortal

    • My Personal and Academic Info

    • My Assessment Results

  2. Authorizing someone else to pick up your scores. First, you must put the request in writing, including your name, WV College ID or Social Security number, the name of the person to whom the scores are to be released, date, and your signature.

  3. Request scores by fax or mail, your written request must include name, WV College ID number, date, and your signature. Fax requests to (408) 741-4076 attn: Assessment Office. Be sure to indicate how the scores are to be returned, either by mail or fax


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