Assessment & Orientation Schedule

Traditional math and English assessment tests are no longer required in order to place into courses. If you have graduated high school within the past 10 years or have taken math/English courses at a college, you do not need to take the assessment test. If you have a copy of your high school or college transcript, please come in to the Assessment Department to get placed in your math/English courses. If you would still like to take an assessment test, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.


MANDATORY ORIENTATION: Must be completed before assessment exam and bring proof of completion with you to your scheduled exam, No Exceptions!!!

BCC Online Orientation:


Please Note:  This schedule is subject to change.  Space is limited, and students must make an appointment.  Please arrive 20 minutes early, all sessions begin promptly, with NO LATE ADMITTANCE. 


To Schedule an appointment: Please stop by the assessment office (Room 121, 2050 Center Street), call (510) 981-2804, (510) 981-5002 or email (


Testing Location: Room 126 – located on the first floor of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street.


Please Bring: a pencil, Photo ID (driver’s license, Visa, Passport, K-12 Student ID Card), completed the BCC Online Orientation and no calculators allowed.


Students with disabilities:  If you need special accommodations for the assessment &/or orientation, need extended exam time, or need to have the assessment test in an alternate format such as large print or Braille,  please contact the Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities (DSPS) staff at (510) 981-2812/(510) 981-2813 to make arrangements.

Spring 2020 ESOL & Chemistry Placement Schedule


November 2019    
Tuesday, 11/05 1:00 pm English as a Second Language
Thursday, 11/14 5:30 pm English as a Second Language
December 2019
Thursday, 12/05 1:00 pm English as a Second Language
Thursday, 11/12 5:30 pm English as a Second Language
January 2020    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Tuesday, 01/07 9:00 am  English as a Second Language
Tuesday, 01/14 5:30 pm English as a Second Language
Thursday, 01/16 1:00 pm English as a Second Language


Chemistry Assessment Dates


November 2019  
Wednesday, 11/06 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/20 1:00 pm
December 2019
Wednesday 12/04 10:00 am
Wednesday, 12/11 1:00 pm
January 2020 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Wednesday, 01/08 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 01/15 10:00 am
Wednesday, 0122 10:00 am
Wednesday, 01/29 1:00 pm