Placement Assessment Schedule
1. Submit an Application for Admission to Gavilan College online. Processing time is approximately 10 business days. (Instructions for logging in to MyGav are on our website www.gavilan.edu)
2. Once you have a Gavilan ID number, you may click on "request an assessment test" and fill out the online registration form--include a valid email address to receive confirmation of your reservation. (Students are required to reserve a seat for the assessment.)
3. On the day of the assessment, arrive 15 minutes BEFORE the test. Students who arrive late WILL BE turned away and will be required to reschedule.
4. Bring your Gavilan ID number and a Photo ID. (Valid photo ID includes California Driver's LIcense or Identification Card, Military ID, Passport, or current Student Body Card).
5. Accuplacer is a computerized, untimed assessment tool. Generally, it takes students between 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the entire test.
6. Take the assessment. You will receive a printout with your scores after you finish the test.
7. You may also access your scores when you log into myGav, click on Student tab and look for Assessment Scores link. Scores will not be given out over the phone or via email.
NOTE: Calculators and/or dictionaries of any kind, cell phones, watches, pagers or any other wireless devices are not allowed in the testing room.
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General Assessment Test Schedule
NOTE: The test schedule is published 2 to 3 weeks at a time. The schedule below is manually updated once per day. Therefore, some test dates listed below may be "Full/Closed" even though their status has not been updated yet. Please refer to the list of available test dates when you click on the "Request an Assessment Test" link for "up to the minute" status.
|May||28||Tuesday||FULL/CLOSED||1:00pm||Morgan Hill||RM 8|
|June||15||Saturday||Assessment||9:00am||Morgan Hill||RM 8|
|You must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the test. The assessment is not timed. Generally, it takes students 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the assessment.|
Ability To Benefit Schedule (ATB)
Federal regulations require students who do not have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and who are applying for financial aid, to take an Ability to Benefit assessment. If you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) from another country you are exempt.
Call or come by the Financial Aid Office 408-848-4727 (SC124) to sign up for a session. Times and locations are subject to change and additional times may be added. Students taking the Ability to Benefit test must valid picture ID, Gavilan ID number, a copy of their class schedule and the yellow referral slip from the Financial Aid Office to be admitted to the testing room.
Confirm time and location with the Assessment Center in MP-100, 408-846-4992 prior to testing date.
High School Testing Sessions
The following dates and times have been scheduled for your high school. Contact the Counseling Department or Career Center at your high school to schedule an appointment. You are required to submit a Gavilan Admission Application at least 10 business days before the test. Bring your Gavilan ID number and a photo ID with you to the test date at your high school location. See your counselor for more details.
Reminder - ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE BOTH ENGLISH & MATH ASSESSMENTS. To register for a class, please remember to complete a high school contract. You will bring your completed high school contract, a high school transcript and your assessment scores with you when you meet with a Gavilan College counselor.
NOTE: (ETT) Extended Test Time
|Anchor Point High School||March 22, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm Gavilan Campus LI 171|
|Anzar High School||April 15, 2013 8:00am - 11:00am|
|Central HS||February 12, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am|
|Central HS||May 7, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am|
|Christopher HS||March 26, 2013 3:30pm - 6:30pm|
|Christopher HS||April 24, 2013 SENIORS ONLY 8:30am - 11:30am|
|Gilroy HS||March 7, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Gilroy HS||March 21, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Gilroy HS||April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Gilroy HS||April 17, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Gilroy HS||May 2, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Live Oak HS||February 28, 2013 8:00am - 11:00am|
|Live Oak HS||March 28, 2013 8:00am - 11:00am|
|Mt. Madonna HS||No Scheduled Tests|
|San Andreas HS/Pinnacle||April 30, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm|
|San Benito HS||March 5, 2013 9:00am - 12Noon|
|San Benito HS||April 11, 2013 9:00am - 12Noon|
|San Benito HS||April 30, 2013 9:00am - 12Noon|
|San Benito HS||May 2, 2013 9:00am - 12Noon|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can sign up for the Assessment test?
A: Any student who has completed an application for admission and been issued a Gavilan ID number.
Q: What do I need to bring to the test with me?
A: Your Gavilan ID number and a Photo ID.
Q: What time should I arrive to take the test?
A: You must arrive 15 minutes BEFORE the test time in order to check in with the assessment specialist. If you arrive late, you will not be permitted to take the test at that time.
Q: How do I get my scores from the test?
A: You will receive your scores at the end of the test. Later, you can log into myGav, select the STUDENT tab and look for link to Assessment Scores.
Exemptions From Matriculation Requirements,
Placement Assessment And Orientation
Students, age 18 and over and who are out of high school, who have an AA degree or higher or are enrolling for fewer than 6.0 units, or have accumulated fewer than 12.0 units in transfer courses and do not plan to earn a certificate or degree, are exempt from the orientation and placement assessment requirement. You still have the right to take advantage of these services and we encourage you to do so.
The Assessment Office has temporarily stopped providing proctoring services for non-Gavilan purposes. We hope to resume proctor services for our local community sometime during 2014. Check back later for more details.
Parking permits are required at the Main campus in Gilroy:
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am -11:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
There is no charge for parking at the Hollister or Morgan Hill sites.
For information: Contact email@example.com or
Gavilan College Assessment Office (408) 846-4992 or the Admissions Office: (408) 848-4754