Skyline College Assessment Center’s office and lab is CLOSED from Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, April 5th as part of the SMCCCD's emergency response for the health and safety of the community. Please continue to follow the links for Assessment services below.

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.

Skyline College offers students multiple measures assessment to determine your appropriate English/ESOL and math course recommendations. Depending upon your student type will determine your next step for assessment.

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 (not from 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 * if you are:
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) student
  • International student
Please start with your High School English/ Math Placement if you are:
  • 9th - 12th grade Concurrent enrollment student


*Due to the Assessment lab closure, please feel free to schedule a counseling appointment for your preliminary assessment. Assessment appointments will be available when campus resumes in-person services.

Hours of Operation

Location: Bldg. 2, 1st floor, Rm. 2116
Day Hours
Monday 9:00am | 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am | 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am | 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am | 5:00pm
Friday Closed

Special Events only