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Welcome to Folsom Lake College Assessment. The purpose of assessment testing is to place students in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Math classes that match their skill level so that students can be successful. The goal of the assessment office is to provide professional test administration and to ensure that students understand their course placement within the sequence of classes offered at Folsom Lake College.

 Students must be currently active as a FLC student (enrollment within the last 2 semesters) by either completing the online application or the supplemental enrollment form and have a student ID number prior to assessment. Students who applied to another Los Rios college must visit the Admissions and Records office prior to assessment to make sure they become activated for FLC (which ensures that they receive credit for the assessment step).

A valid photo id (school or government issued) is required for assessment.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary. Please see Testing Calendars for testing dates and times.

Folsom Lake College accepts assessment results from all Los RIos Colleges (American River College, Cosumnes River College, and Sacramento City College). We do not accept results from any other colleges. Also, we do not accept EAP test results.  Folsom Lake College does grant credit towards its degrees for examinations successfully completed through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. Please see the College Catalog for further information about AP tests.

DSPS Accommodations

Students who need special accommodations for testing should call the DSP&S office at (916) 608-6611 for FLC or at (530) 642-5630 for EDC.

Assessment Preparation

You are more likely to place accurately and at a higher level if you are familiar with the content and format of our computerized assessment tests. It is to your benefit to prepare in advance for this important exercise!

We have developed a preparation tutorial to introduce you to the format and content of the assessment tests. Reviewing sample questions will help familiarize you with concepts as well.

Click here for the Assessment Preparation Tutorial

New Policy

For students who assess after February 16th, 2013 the assessment placement results for English, ESL, and Math will be valid for 2 years. 

Assessment Tests Taken Between                    Assessment Expires

February 16, 2013 - September 15, 2013            September 15, 2015

September 16, 2013 - February 15, 2014            February 15, 2016

February 16, 2014 - September 15, 2014            September 15, 2016

September 16, 2014 - February 15, 2015            February 15, 2017

If the class that you want to take begins after the expiration date of your results, then you must retake the assessment.

Note: Students who assessed prior to February 16th, 2013, your assessment results will be valid for 3 calendar years (36 months) from the date of the test.


Renee Hyder

Folsom Lake College Campus
(916) 608-6573

El Dorado Center Campus
(530) 642-5649