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Students must complete Assessment for English and Math placement. If placed in a lower English or math class than expected, contact Counselor for placement under other multiple measures.

Before taking the Assessment, make sure you have completed the steps below:

  • Apply for admissions or submit an update-form online for the semester you are planning to register.
  • Schedule your assessment by calling or visiting the Counseling Center.
  • Bring your picture ID at the time of assessment. Persons without valid ID will not be allowed to test.

What do your Assessment Test scores mean?

The test you took assessed your skills in English – writing and reading, and Mathematics and the results help you and your counselor in selecting the most appropriate courses based on your skill level. Experience shows that following the recommended sequence of courses, you will have a higher degree of academic success.

You are strongly encouraged to enroll into the course that corresponds with your placement level as soon as possible.

ENGLISH: Writing and Reading

Writing Placement     

   Recommended Writing Course
English P101A
English P050
English P071
English P083

Reading Placement

   Recommended Reading Course
No course recommended
English P052
English P073
English P081


The minimum math course necessary to complete graduation requirements for Porterville College is Math P055 (Elementary Algebra). If you plan to transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), you will need to take a transfer-level math course (math courses numbered 100 or higher. Please check the appropriate general education checklist). For initial placement, it is helpful if you have a copy of your high school transcripts to refer to or show to your counselor.

Math Placement

   Recommended Math Course
Any appropriate Math course – consult your counselor.
Math P075, P075L

If you score a Level 2 in Math, what you completed and how well you did in your high school mathematics courses will determine which course to take at Porterville College. If you have an appointment to see a counselor, please make sure you bring in a copy of your high school transcripts with you.

Mandatory prerequisites exist for English P050, English P101A and any transferable math course.


(all held in AC-121)

June test dates:

19th 10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm

21st 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm

28th 3pm-5pm

July test dates:

3rd 1pm-3pm 

12th 3pm-5pm

17th 10am-12pm 

19th 1pm-3pm 

24th 3pm-5pm

26th 9am-11am

August test dates:

2nd 2-4pm 

7th 10am-12pm

9th 1pm-3pm

14th 9-11am

16th 10am-12pm

21st 10am-12pm 

23rd 3-5pm

28th 9-11am

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