KTD - Kentfield Campus, Student Services Building, Room 238
IVC - Indian Valley Campus, Building 27, Room 125 (West Hall)
IVC-LIB - Indian Valley Campus Library, Building 27, Room 124 (West Hall)
The schedule for each month is available about a week before the beginning of the month.
Noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) Tests
Noncredit ESL tests are available on a first-come, first served basis through the ESL office.
Academic Center, Room 255, Kentfield Campus
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 6 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018: 9 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, August 25, 2018: 9 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, September 29, 2018: 9 am - 11:45 am
Please call the ESL office at (415) 485-9642 if you have any questions about Noncredit ESL testing or classes.
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 and English placement 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 at (415) 485-9642 if you have questions about beginning to intermediate non-credit level ESL classes.
Schedule a Placement Test
Appointments may be made in person at our office, over the phone, or online through the MyCOM portal.
Our office is located at the Kentfield Campus in the Student Services Building, Room 238. Please see our monthly schedule to see our available hours.
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 campuses are 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, log in 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 your 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 canceled appointment.