English & Math Assessment

Take the English and Math assessments.
Students must provide a VCCCD student ID#  (900..) which students obtain when they complete the admissions application process and a photo identification card (ie.CA ID, drivers lic., school Id card, etc.) at the time of testing.  Please see the assessment schedule below for times, dates and locations that assessment is being conducted  and submit a Testing Appointment Request Form by email to vc-matriculation@vcccd.edu.

Assessment General Office hours:

Monday, Wednesday and  Thursday 8:30 am until 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am until 6:30 pm.

Friday 8:30 am until 3:00 pm.

Closed daily from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Please Note:   All individuals who are not taking the assessment test will not be permitted in the testing area during testing sessions.

Assessment testing will be conducted in sessions.  Only Ventura County Community College District students who have completed VCCCD applications will be allowed to take the  assessment test.    Students are requested to sign up for the session which they plan to attend by completing a Testing Appointment Request Form and submitting it by email (vc-matriculation@vcccd.edu), by fax (805) 289-6425 or in  person at the Assessment  Center in the Student Services Center. If seats remain open at the time a session is scheduled to start, they will be assigned to walk-in students on a first come, first served basis. Students planning to take the assessment test must provide a VCCCD student ID# (900..) and a photo identification card (ie.CA ID, drivers lic., school Id card, etc.), at the time of testing, and should allow approximately one and a half hours for the English test, and one hour for the math test. Students are requested to arrive at the testing center in the Student Services Center at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled session starting time. Students arriving late may have their seats reassigned to “walk-in” students and will need to reschedule.  

Testing sessions are scheduled as follows:

September 2015

Date Day Session Time Location
September 08 Tuesday 4:00pm Student Services Center (SSC)
September 24 Thursday 1:30pm Student Services Center (SSC)


If you attend while the college is in session, you must purchase a parking permit for two dollars ($2) at one of the yellow dispensers which are located  near the flag pole, in front of the Administration Office (facing Telegraph Road ), and in tbe CDC Lot, or the East or West  Parking Lots. Parking permits purchased from these dispensers will allow you to park in any student lot for the entire day. Please allow time to park and arrive at the appropriate site.

Assessment Test Results

1. TEST RESULTS MUST BE PICKED UP IN-PERSON (photo ID required) at the Student Services Center in the Assessment Office.  See Office Hours.

2. Test scores will not be posted, faxed, emailed or given over the phone due to the FERPA Law (student privacy law) regardless of students age.

3. Bring photo identification with you and know your VC student identification number (900..).

NOTE:   TEST RESULTS CAN ONLY BE PICKED UP BY THE STUDENT AT THE ASSESSMENT OFFICE.  (Photo ID required).  Do not send a parent, relative or friend to request your test results.  All college students, regardless of age, are required to pick up their own test results.  


Math and English Study Guides

Students are allowed to take the math and/or the English assessment test a maximum of two (2) times unless they have specific authorization from a counselor or from the math or English department to exceed this limitation.   

All study guides are in PDF and/or windows format only.  No calculators allowed for the math portion of the test.

MATH: Ventura College currently uses the MDTP developed by the CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project for  placement into mathematics courses.  The following links may be used to view samples of the four levels of math assessment tests: 

Test 1 Algebra Readiness

Test 2 Elementary Algebra

Test 3 Intermediate Algebra

Test 4 Pre-calculus

You might also want to try:   Khan Academy Videos

Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic

Algebra https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra

ENGLISH: Ventura College currently uses the College Tests for English Placement (CTEP) to place students into appropriate English classes. The English assessment test consists of three parts including reading comprehension, grammar and a sentence completion exercise.  The English test is multiple choice, and no written essay is required.   Click on the link for the English study guide.

Ability to Benefit Testing (ATB)
Students requesting appointments to take the ATB test must  present a signed Referral Form from the Ventura College Financial Aid Office.  Students without a referral form cannot be scheduled for the test.


Further Questions

If you have any additional questions, please review the current Schedule of Classes or call the Assessment Office located in the Student Services Building at (805) 289-6402.

NOTE:   Reasonable accommodation in the assessment process, including testing materials in alternate formats, are available upon request for students with disabilities.  Prior arrangements must be made with the Alternate Media Specialist at (805) 289-6300.