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Placement Testing

SCC Placement Testing

Welcome to the Santiago Canyon College Placement Testing webpage.  To assist you in successfully reaching your education goals, we request that most students complete assessment or placement testing in English, Reading and Math.  This enables us to counsel you as to the appropriate English, Reading and Math courses you should take.

For students wishing to complete advanced Chemistry coursework at SCC, the Testing Center also offers placement testing in Chemistry.

Who Should Complete Testing?

Any student who:

  • plans to accumulate 15 or more units at SCC or SAC.
  • plans to enroll in an English, Reading, or Math course.
  • plans to complete an Associate degree, Certificate, or
        transfer to a four-year university.
  • is formulating career interests, plans, or goals.
  • is preparing for a new career, or is undecided about   
        educational goals.

    SCC Testing Center

Santiago Canyon College
8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA  92869
(714) 628-4812

Terry Flores - Administrative Clerk


How to Schedule a Placement Test

Students must have a testing appointment. 
To determine the next available testing date and schedule an appointment, click here.

Eligibility for Testing: 

  1. Must have submitted a completed application for enrollment in the college.
  2. Have not taken the CTEP (English and Reading) test within the previous academic year.
  3. Have not taken the TELD (ESL) test for two previous academic years.
  4. Or have not taken the Math test for one semester at the same level.

 Guidelines for Testing:

  • Please arrive to Room E-303 15 minutes early.  
    Late students will not be admitted.
  • Students must have a picture I.D.
  • Must have 7-digit student I.D.# 
  • Combined Reading, English, and Math testing 
    will take approximately 3 hours to complete.
  • Test results are given in person only.  Test 
    results will not be released over the telephone.
  • If you have additional questions, call the 
    Counseling Center at (714) 628-4800.