Assessments in Math, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Reading are administered in group testing sessions. For more information, call the Assessment Office at 408-741-2035, or Counseling at 408-741-2009.
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ESL Students: Log in to the portal -->MyWebServices--> My Personal and Academic Info--> My Assessment Results
Everyone else: Accuplacer results are emailed to you upon completion of the test. Check your email and follow the instructions given.
Anyone who has a Bachelor's degree from the United States.
Anyone who presents a transcript to the Assessment Office indicating successful completion (C or better) of an equivalent course(s) at another accredited college or university; ESL courses are only accepted if taken at Mission College. Students who have completed ESL at another college should contact Sylvia Ortega at 408-741-2465, or take the ESL test.
Anyone who has assessment scores or placements from another accredited college or university which the Assessment Office can determine are equivalent to those of WVC.
Anyone who is not intending to take classes which have prerequisites of ;English, Reading, Math or ESL.
Many Certificate programs do not require the Assessment Tests. Check the catalog for course requirements.
Anyone with a 3, 4, or 5 score on AP Language and Composition does not need assessment in English; anyone with a 3, 4,or 5 on AP Math Calc or Statistics does not need mathematics assessment. Official scores need to be filed in the Counseling office.
Student academic success is important to everyone at West Valley College. West Valley College (WVC) uses tests and other measures to assess basic skills levels so that students can better match their needs and abilities with course requirements, select appropriate courses, and improve their chances for success. English, English as a Second LanguageESLReading, and Mathematics assessments are described in "Types of Assessment" below. Assessment tests give one measure of a students current ability to do college level work. Other factors such as work and life experience, motivation, and academic history can also affect the likelihood of success in particular courses. Because assessments are advisory recommendations, students should meet with an Academic Counselor, usually at an Orientation, to discuss the recommendations and other factors and to make final decisions about their course selections.
Assessment recommendations are available on the date announced in the testing session. You can obtain your scores by:
Log in to the WVCPortal
My Web Services
My Personal and Academic Info
My Assessment Results
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.
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