The Assessment Center, located on the first floor in Watson Hall, room 110 (campus map), provides placement testing services on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday (see below for the monthly testing schedule). Please note, all new students planning to enroll in 6 or more units or those who wish to receive priority registration, are required to complete placement testing.
After applying to OCC, students must present the following on the day they walk-in to complete a placement test:
1. OCC Student ID #
2. Photo ID
Students requiring testing accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) to determine eligibility as soon as possible.
Accommodations are not retroactive.
Contact the DSPS Office at (714) 432-5807 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the
DSPS site for more information.
If you are seeking clearance for English/Math placements or prerequisites please submit the below Clearance Request Form. For more information about clearing English and Math placements visit
Placement Test Clearances
or for clearing prerequisites visit
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites.
The Assessment Center only offers testing during the walk-in hours listed below:
Monday through Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: 8am to 2pm
The Assessment Center will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. We will also be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Please be aware that if you arrive 30 minutes or less before
our testing hours stop, you will only be allowed to take one test.
Please check back during the last week of November for any changes to our hours for the month of December.