Federal regulations require students who do not have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and who are applying for financial aid, to take an Ability to Benefit assessment. If you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) from another country you are exempt.
Call or come by the Financial Aid Office 408-848-4727 (SC124) to sign up for a session. Times and locations are subject to change and additional times may be added. Students taking the Ability to Benefit test must valid picture ID, Gavilan ID number, a copy of their class schedule and the yellow referral slip from the Financial Aid Office to be admitted to the testing room.
Confirm time and location with the Assessment Center in MP-100, 408-846-4992 prior to testing date.