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ACE/ESL Testing Policies

​The following testing policies were developed by the American College English/English as a Second Language faculty.  Please read carefully, as they may affect when you decide to take the placement tests.


To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Santiago Canyon College is closed and courses are taking place through temporary remote instruction through the end of the Spring semester. At this time, we will not be administering the TELD exam. 

​If you are interested in taking an ACE course, please take the ACE Guided Self-Placement - Click Here​. ​

TELD / American College English (ACE) Department Testing Policy
  1. Students shall be allowed to test once per 2 year period.
  2. If a student has taken an ACE placement test at SCC and does not enroll in an ACE class for two years, he/she must retest.
  3. Once a student has been placed in a course sequence, he/she must complete the course sequence and may not skip courses by testing.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis by an ACE faculty member. 

For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 714-628-4800.
* A faculty member can be a member of the discipline, or a counselor