Attention New Students for Summer and Fall 2018
Beginning April 2, 2018, assessment will consist of a questionnaire related to your
high school performance. Most students will receive their placement based on their
answers on the Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) pertaining to High School GPA, English
and math courses taken in high school, and grades in those courses. The AQ will take
about 15 minutes to complete and in most cases will provide immediate placement results
in English and math!
At this point, you have 2 options:
- You can make an appointment for placement testing and take your tests now, or
- You can wait until April 2 (or later) and be assessed with the assessed with the AQ.
If you choose to wait until April 2 to complete your assessment, come to the Assessment
Center for assistance with completing the questionnaire or go to www.mtsac.edu/assessment to complete it on your own. If possible, have a copy of your high school transcripts
with you when completing the questionnaire to assure accuracy.
Students attending Mt. San Antonio College are required to participate in assessment.
The assessment and placement process has been established to enable all students an
opportunity to be successful in their course work. In addition, the process allows
the faculty to provide instruction at an appropriate level with the knowledge that
students will be reasonably prepared.
You must do the following prior to taking the placement test:
• Students may retest after three months.
• After assessment, your next step in the enrollment process is to contact Counseling
and make an appointment to attend an orientation