Placement Testing

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Placement tests are offered for math, English, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Placement testing or its equivalent is required as proof of eligibility for a number of classes.

Math, English, and Credit level ESL tests are given on the Accuplacer module, a computer-based, adaptive test. English and math placements or their equivalents are required as proof of eligibility for any course that has English or math prerequisites. 

(Example: Biology 110 has a prerequisite of English 98 and Math 95. A student must place into English 120 or higher and Math 101 or higher to enroll in Biology 110.)

Students generally receive a placement score immediately following completion of their test session.  Math, English, and Credit level ESL tests are offered year-round.

Students are allowed two attempts for each of the tests per year with a two-week wait period before the second attempt. A third attempt may be allowed within a calendar year if a student has prepared for the test (through completed coursework or independent study), which must be verified by a College of Marin counselor.

Noncredit English as a Second Language (CR-ESL) placement tests are offered through the ESL office for students who have beginning to intermediate levels of English. Please contact the ESL office if you have questions about non-credit level ESL classes.


Study Materials

*Please note that these study materials are not a guarantee of placement.*

Math and English


Schedule a Placement Test

Appointments may be made in person at our office, over the phone, or online through the MyCOM portal.

In-Person

Our office is located at the Kentfield Campus in the Student Services Building, Room 238. Please see our monthly schedule to see what our available hours.

By Phone

To schedule over the phone, please call the Assessment and Testing Center at (415) 485-9469, Monday through Friday (Please note that the College of Marin is closed on Fridays in the summer months). If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name, student number, day and time you wish to test, which test you wish to take, and a contact phone number. We will return your call at our earliest convenience.

Schedule an Appointment Online

To schedule an appointment online, logon to MyCOM portal. Click on the Students Tab. In the Student Services and Resources box, click on Assessment and Testing. Follow the instructions.


Cancellations and Rescheduling

If you are unable to attend a test, please cancel your existing appointment through MyCOM portal or by contacting the Assessment and Testing Center as soon as you can. If you need to reschedule your test you may then schedule a new appointment using the normal scheduling methods. There is no penalty for a cancelled appointment.