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Assessment Center Location, Hours, and Contact Information

Coastline's Assessment Center is located in Room 412 on the fourth floor of the Coastline College Center.

  • Address: 11460 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley 92708 (Room 412)
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • Phone: (714) 241-6285
  • E-mail:

Who Should Take the Entry Placement Assessments (English and Math) ?

Assessment for entry placement in English and Mathematics is expected of all first-time students, except for those students who have completed required English and mathematics skill courses. All students who plan to enroll in English and/or Mathematics courses are expected to complete the assessment tests. All assessment tests include multiple measures. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the no-cost, assessment tests early in their program since the scores are used for advisory purposes during counseling sessions. Assessment results are available immediately after completing the tests. Assessed students are directed to speak with a counselor or faculty adviser to determine course placements, which are based upon multiple measures that are included on the test. Multiple assessment measures for entry placement decisions may include, but are not limited to, the following factors: assessment test results, goal definition, motivation, academic status, and self-assessment or study skills. For information about the assessment process, call the Assessment Center at (714) 241-6285


  • If you are planning to take both Math and English placement exams on the same day, please schedule two separate appointments one after the other (ex. Math placement at 1pm; English placement at 2pm).
  • Alternate Mid-Term and Final Appointments - Review what materials are permissible by the Assessment Center and/or Instructor. This information can be found in the course syllabus.
    (For example)
    • May Calculators be used? (type allowed)
    • May any notes for formula sheets be used?
      (i.e 8x11, notecard, one side, or both sides)
    • Time limit - When making an appointment, students should be aware of making their exam appointment at an hour that allows them the full amount of time to be used.


  • Testing center policies
  • Special accommodations
    • If you a medical condition that requires additional accommodations (i.e dietary needs, restroom breaks, etc.) Please contact the Disabled Students Program and Services department to arrange for your testing accommodations.
      Telephone: (714) 241 - 6214 or TDD (714) 751 - 2072


Math Placement Preparation

Coastline uses Accuplacer's Math Assessment Tests.  Study resources for math assessment tests are as follows:

English Placement Preparation

Coastline uses Accuplacer's English Assessment. Study resources for English assessment tests are as follows:

  • English and Math Placement Free Test Study APP
  • Telecourse Viewing Center
    • Coastline Distance Learning students can now view their telecourses at the Assessment Center. All telecourse DVDs are available to be viewed:
      Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:45-5:00 p.m.;
      Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Testing results


  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) – If you completed the Early Assessment Program (EAP) in high school and your scores indicated that you are “prepared” in English and/or math, you may be able to waive the placement test(s) at Coastline Community College. Students may request an EAP review by contacting the Matriculation Department (see below).
  • Other college placement results - Have you taken a placement test at another college within the past two years? If yes, you can submit a copy of the placement results to the Matriculation Department (see below).
  • Coursework from other colleges - Have you completed a math and/or English course at another college? If yes, you can submit your official/unofficial transcripts to the Matriculation Department for clearance.

    Matriculation Department Contact Information:
    Location: Admissions and Records Office, 1st Floor, College Center in Fountain Valley.
    Telephone: (714) 241-6115
    Web Page:


  • ESL Placement (Le Jao Center)

    The assessment instrument used for ESL placement is the Compass ACT test (Reading, Grammar, and Listening). It is not a "pass or fail" test. It is used, along with other measures, to help students choose appropriate courses for enrollment.

    Telephone: (714) 431 - 3601

  • Distance Learning Department

    Need assistance regarding your distance learning courses? The staff can assist you from logging into the Canvas Course Portal or completing the proctor form.

    Telephone: (714) 241 - 6216

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11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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