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Assessment Center


​​Liberal Arts Building, Room 109
Phone: 310-434-8040  Fax: 310-434-8019
No appointments necessary for
Monday-Friday testing for English, Chemistry, Math, and ESL tests

Re:  COMPASS Math Testing
(Updated at 6:30 am, 7/30)
As of the above time, the COMPASS testing program is back online and operating well.  Math testing will resume today, Wednesday 07/30. As previously noted, given the number of students affected by the technical issues experienced, the Assessment Center will give priority for math testing to students who were unable to complete the math test on 7/25, 7/28, and 7/29 but took the English or ESL test. Other students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to test station availability. We anticipate there will be LONG lines on Wednesday 7/30 and the rest of this week, we may need to turn away some students. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please know the issue was not caused by SMC, but we were affected along with hundreds of other colleges throughout the nation.
If you are a first-time college student (freshman) attending SMC your first semester, you may pre-enroll in up to 6 units for fall 2014, until you meet the mandatory assessment requirement, which in turn will enable you to enroll in more units.
Limited Walkin Testesting Days

Due to scheduled testing of International Students, the Assessment Center will limit walkin testing on 07/28 - 8/15/14, particularly during the 9 AM - 12 PM hours. Anticipate prolonged waiting.

In addition, the Assessment Center will not be testing any walkins on Friday 08/01/14 & 08/15/14.


  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ​  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ​
 Wednesday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ​  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ​


 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

​ Friday

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ​

  9:00 AM - 1:30 PM ​
** Testing and office hours are subject to change without prior notice.*​*
ID Requirements: 
A valid government issued photo identification such as passport, driver's license or state ID is required for testing. All F1-Visa students are required to present their government issued passport. The Assessment Center reserves the right to ask for a secondary form of ID. A student ID card may be used only as a secondary form of identification.  All acts of impersonation, attempted impersonation, use of fraudulent ID cards/passports will be reported to College Police and Student Judicial Affairs for adjudication.  College Police will refer all such cases to the City Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.