Skyline College Assessment Center is open for in-person services. We observe all measures of the SMCCCD's emergency response for the health and safety of the community. 

Assessment is about finding your starting point in college. If you plan to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year institution, or take a math or English course, you may need to assess your skill level before you register for classes.

As a California Community College student, you have the right to begin your education in transfer-level English and math courses, which may allow you to finish these courses within a year and graduate faster.

English Language Learners at Skyline College also have the right to access transfer-level coursework and academic credit English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) coursework at Skyline. 

Skyline College offers students multiple measures assessment to determine your appropriate English/ESOL and math course recommendations. Your next step depends on your student type.

How to get started

Please start with your English/Math Assessment Request if you are:
  • First-time college student
  • High school graduating senior (completed at least the Fall term)
  • Transferring to Skyline College from another college (other than Cañada College or College of San Mateo)
  • Returning/ Former students from Skyline, CSM, or Canada
  • Continuing student from Skyline, CSM, or Canada
Please start with scheduling an Assessment Appointment (placement test) if you are:
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) student
  • International student
  • Referred by a Skyline College Counselor
Please start with your High School English/ Math Placement if you are:
  • 9th - 12th grade Concurrent enrollment student


*When emailing us your assessment related inquiries, please include your full name, student ID number, and whether you have submitted your English/Math request (Assessment for new Skyline College students/ Placement for concurrent High School students) 

Hours of Operation

Hours are subject to change without notice. Check back for most recent updates.

Location: Bldg 19-119
Day In-person service hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
For inquiries & scheduling:

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