Assessment Testing Sign-up
Changes to Assessment- AB705
With the passing of AB 705 into state law, starting the Fall 2019 semester students may register for first level transfer courses in English and Mathematics regardless of placement or current enrollment in a pre-transfer level English and/or Mathematics course. The intent of AB 705 is to maximize the success of students by allowing them to start English and Mathematics courses at transfer-level while receiving the necessary support. In registering for a Mathematics and/or English course for the Fall 2019 semester, students will receive a recommendation on the level of support needed in order to succeed in the transfer course. The recommendation is based on high school coursework, grades, and GPA.
|1.||Submit an Application for Admission to Gavilan College online. Processing time is approximately 2 business days. (Instructions for logging in to MyGav are on our website my.gavilan.edu)|
|2.||Once you have a Gavilan ID number, and have been directed by the Placement Tool to take the assessment, you may click on "Assessment Test Sign-Up" and fill out the online registration form--include a valid email address to receive confirmation of your reservation. (Students are required to reserve a seat for the assessment.)|
|3.||On the day of the assessment, check in 15 minutes BEFORE the scheduled test time. To avoid disrupting the test, students who arrive late WILL BE turned away and will be required to reschedule.|
|4.||Bring your Gavilan ID number, a Photo ID, and a pencil or pen. (Valid photo ID includes California Driver's License or Identification Card, Military ID, Passport, or current Student Body Card).|
|5.||Accuplacer is a computerized, untimed assessment tool. Generally, it takes students between 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the entire test.|
|6.||Take the assessment. You will receive a printout with your scores after you finish the test.|
|7.||You may also access your scores when you log into myGav, click on Student tab and look for Assessment Scores link. Scores will not be given out over the phone or via email.|
|NOTE:||Calculators and/or dictionaries of any kind, cell phones, watches, pagers or any other wireless devices are not allowed in the testing room.|
***Due to the passing of Assembly Bill AB705 into state law, Gavilan's final assessment testing date will be Saturday January 19, 2019.
Test dates listed below may be "Closed". Please click on the "Assessment Test Sign-up" link at the top of the page and log in, there you will see the list of real time available test sessions.
You can call 408-846-4992 or email email@example.com to get on the waiting list for the Closed/Full sessions. You will be notified by phone should there be a cancellation.
Assessment Check in 15 minutes before the scheduled test time. The assessment is not timed. Generally, it takes students 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete the assessment.
|1.||Seats are limited. If you are unable to attend the test, you must cancel online in advance before you will be permitted to sign up for another test date.|
|2.||Study before the test. Advance preparation could result in a higher score on your test, and fewer levels of Math and English to complete. See below under "Study Aids" for links to sample tests. We recommend that you take a practice test to refresh your skills before the day of your assessment appointment.|
|3.||Check-in at least 15 minutes before the scheduled test time. To avoid disrupting the test, doors will be locked and late arrivals will not be permitted to enter and will need to reschedule online.|
|4.||Parking permits are required at the Main campus in Gilroy Monday - Thursday 7:00 am -10:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Permit vending machines are located in each parking lot and cost $2.00. Machine accepts bills and credit/debit cards.|
|5.||Parking is free at the Hollister and Morgan Hill sites.|
|6.||View campus maps for directions.|
If needed, students who take the Gavilan assessment may reassess 1 time only within 15 to 90 days of the original test date. Test results are valid for 2 years from the last assessment taken. Additional re-tests are only available under extenuating circumstances outlined in a formal petition request signed by a Gavilan counselor. It is recommended that students review the sample questions on the Accuplacer site before taking the test for the first time.
Transfer Gavilan Assessment Scores To Another College
You may request your Gavilan ACCUPLACER English and math scores be sent to another school by using the form below. You can submit the form by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (408) 852-2853. Please be sure to complete the entire form before submitting. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. We can only release scores to the college after we have received a signed release form.
ESTE EXAMEN DE COLOCACION ES EN INGLES Y NO ES PARA ESTUDIANTES DE INGLES COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA (ESL)