West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Assessment Schedules

One of the first things we do is assess your skills to see which classes would benefit you the most. Every new college student has to take it.

Attending a Testing Session

  1. Apply to WVC and obtain a Student ID number.

  2. Schedule an appointment for Math, English, and/or Reading

  3. Appointments are NOT made for ESL students. Please see the ESL schedule below.
  4. Bring a Photo ID (driver's license, student ID, etc...) and your College ID Number, not your Social Security number.

  5. If taking math or ESL, bring a pencil.

  6. Bring 12 quarters to pay for parking (or 3 one dollar bills)

  7. Dates and times are subject to change

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the indicated start time. 
There will be absolutely NO admittance after the testing session begins.

Special Accommodations

Do you have a verifiable disability?
Request accommodations for assessment.
Contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010 for further information.

Prepare for the Test

Math and English/Reading

Please make an appointment


Start Time*




Fox 103



Fox 103



Fox 103


Special Dates Added

Tuesday 1/13 @ 3:00 Fox 103
Tuesday 1/20 @ 3:00 Fox 103
Saturday 1/24 @ 10am Fox 103

*May take English/Read, or Math, or both at any listed start time. 


ESL (English As A Second Language)




 Mon, Dec 8

 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Fox 120

 Tues, Jan 13 

 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Fox 120

 Tues, Jan 20

 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Fox 120

 Tues, Jan. 27

 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Fox 120

  • No Appointments for ESL tests

  • Arrive 10 minutes early

  • Bring Student ID number and a pencil

  • Test lasts 1.5 hours


Ability to Benefit Test

A test for students who do not possess a high school diploma or GED and wish to receive Federal Financial Aid. This program is officially discontinued as of July 1, 2012. However, students who were enrolled at West Valley/Mission prior to July 1, 2012 will be eligible to test until July 1, 2013.




None scheduled at this time



Information Competency Test

Students must register for Library 4 Credit by Exam before attending. For details and schedule, please visit the Credit By Exam Library page.


Assessment Office
(408) 741-2035
Counseling office
(408) 741-2009

Maps of Testing Sites
Fox (Fox Center) 120
AAS 10
LA/SS 50 (Previously LA 10)
Tutorial 23
Bus (Business) 6

How to Obtain Assessment Scores

Assessment recommendations are available on the date announced in the testing session. You can obtain your scores by:

  1. Log in to the WVCPortal

    • My Personal and Academic Info

    • My Assessment Results

  2. Authorizing someone else to pick up your scores. First, you must put the request in writing, including your name, WV College ID or Social Security number, the name of the person to whom the scores are to be released, date, and your signature.

  3. Request scores by fax or mail, your written request must include name, WV College ID number, date, and your signature. Fax requests to (408) 741-4076 attn: Assessment Office. Be sure to indicate how the scores are to be returned, either by mail or fax


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