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General Information

Picture ID and Folsom Lake College Student ID Number are required

A photo id is required. Also, you must apply to Folsom Lake College in order to be eligible for assessment. You may apply online at www.flc.losrios.edu or in person at the Admissions office. Students who do not have a photo id and valid student id number will not be allowed to test. There is no fee. Calculators, dictionaries, cell phones, pagers, and food or drink are not permitted.

First Come First Serve Basis

Please note that all testing is on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments are only given to DSPS students. During peak times students may have to wait as long as two hours for a computer to become available. There is also the possibility that some students may not be able to test on a given test date if our capacity is exceeded.


Results are available immediately after computerized testing concludes at each of our locations. ESL students must wait approximately one week for results. For students who completed English, ESL, or Math placement testing prior to February 16th, 2013 the placement test results will be valid for 3 years. For students who assess after February 16th, 2013 the test results will be valid for 2 years.

Keep your assessment results as you may need to show them to your instructor, and they may also be documentation that you meet certain graduation requirements. 

To obtain another copy of your assessment results log onto your Eservices account using your student id number and password. Click on the Steps to Success tab. Also, you can go to the admissions office at any of our locations to request another copy of your assessment results. Photo id is required when picking up test results. No information will be given out over the phone or faxed to an individual. No second party may pick up your results.


English/Math Placement Tests:  Placement tests may be repeated one time within each testing period (for a total of 2 test attempts). The testing period for summer and fall runs approximately from the second week of February through the second week of September. The testing period for spring runs approximately from the third week of September through the first week of February. Any testing beyond a second test attempt must be approved by a counselor. Any student who repeats tests without approval will have their scores invalidated. Retests are not allowed on the same day.
ESL Placement Test: For students who have never taken ESL classes within Los Rios, the ESL test may not be retaken within 2 years. For students who have already taken classes within Los Rios who tested before May 1, 2011, they will be allowed 1 retest. Students who tested on or after May 1, 2011 may not retest for 2 years. A challenge process exists. Please contact the ESL Department Chair for questions.
Math Competency: Math competency for graduation may be taken no more than 4 times in any two-year period and no more than twice in a semester or once during summer session. Tests must be 30 days apart.
Reading Competency: Beginning October 18th, 2013 your first English placement test (CTEP) can be counted towards the reading graduation requirement. If you do not meet reading competency on your first placement test, you will be allowed to take the COMPASS reading competency test a maximum of 2 times district wide. For more details see the Graduation Competency Testing page. Retests are not allowed on the same day.


The assessment room at the Folsom location is Aspen Hall, Room 107. The assessment room at the Rancho Cordova Center is RCC 7. At the El Dorado Center go to C217. Testing times and dates are subject to change. Please call the Student Services office at FLC (916) 608-6500 or at EDC (530) 642-5644 to confirm the session is being held.


Any student parking lot. There is a $2.00 fee. Bring 8 quarters.

Special Accommodations

If special accommodations are needed for testing, please contact the Assessment Center at (916) 608-6573 for FLC/RCC and at (530) 642-5649 for EDC. Students who have disabilities should contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office prior to assessment.