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Assessment -First Chance

Assessment is the process the college uses to evaluate your skills in areas such as Reading, Writing, Math, and English as a Second Language.

Assessment tests are given several times throughout the year, but you can only take the test once per year. Assessment , along with advisement and orientation, using Asset or COMPASS, takes approximately 3-1/2 hours, and includes receiving results. Use the information below to schedule your test.

Assessment Scheduling Procedure

Location: SU-1

  1. Submit an application for admission before making an appointment.
  2. Make an appointment online at the following website: http://www.palomar.edu/counseling/assessment/
Note: No one will be admitted after assessment has begun.  Students may find location prior to their appointment time.
Math Center Backup Placement -Second/Last Chance
If you did not receive the required score to get into the class you desire, you can schedule and take a backup placement test in the Math Learning Center. You can only take this test once a year, so it is recommended that you review the study material before taking the test.

Math Learning Center Location: MC-1

Phone: 760- 744-1150 ext. 2718

Testing times for Fall 2015                      

From Aug. 24, 2015 to Dec. 3, 2015                                    
                Mondays at 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.,
                                     10:30 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.
                Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.
                Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.
                Thursdays at
9:30 a.m.

Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., or
                                       5:30 p.m.


  • Study Materials are available online at http://www2.palomar.edu/math/mlc/.
  • You must bring valid picture identification. (Example: PIC, Driver’s License, Military ID, etc.) You will NOT be allowed to take the exam without verifiable identification.
  • Bring pencils. Scratch paper will be provided as needed.
  • Calculators are not allowed on the test. An appropriate calculator will appear on the screen, if a problem requires its use.
  • Cell-phones or electronic devices are not allowed during the test.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time
  • You will know your placement immediately after the test.
Self-Taught Courses
Math 15
Math 50
Math 60
Alternate Labs
Center Support
Math Center Services/
Instructor on Duty
Elementary Algebra
Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 Tel: 760-744-1150