The New Student Assessment/Orientation Session has been designed to help you to succeed in your academic journey. The Assessment is a diagnostic tool that measures your skills for placement into English or ESL and Math. Placement levels from the Assessment will affect which course and how many courses you will need to reach your goal. The Orientation gives you valuable information about the college and useful tips in helping you to complete your program successfully.

The New Student Assessment/Orientation Session consists of three components:
Assessment, College 101 Workshop, and Orientation

No appointment necessary for New Student Assessment/Orientation Session, but seating is limited to 40 chairs and seating is on a first come/first serve basis.

The new Student Assessment Center is located in the Student Services (SS) building. Please check in at room SS 103. SS 103 is located at the top of the stairs/ramps on the west side of the Student Services Building just to the left of the main entrance. The line forms along the wall on the outside of the door to SS 103.

Assessment check-in at SS 103.
Required for New Student Assessment/Orientation:
Citrus Student ID card OR other photo ID AND a PRINTED document from Citrus College with your name and student ID number on it.


02/01/2016 – 02/25/2016
Important note: no assessment Monday, 02/15/2016
Assessment and College 101 Workshop in SS 103: Check in at 7:30 a.m.
Orientation in SS 168 and 206: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(includes an abbreviated Student Education Plan)

Assessment and College 101 Workshop in SS 103: Check in at 7:30 a.m.
Orientation in SS 168 and 206: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(includes an abbreviated Student Education Plan)



               The new Student Assessment/Orientation Sessions are highly recommended for new students.
However, proctoring of the Assessment and Online Orientation can be accommodated
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in IS 107.

Orientation is mandatory. All students must attend an in-person orientation or complete the online orientation at  

Please download and print the Assessment/New Student Orientation flyer.

Parking permit required while taking the Assessment, can be purchased at the Campus Safety Building on Citrus Avenue.

* Assessment for English courses
* Assessment for math courses
* Assessment for ESL courses 
* Sample Assessment Questions through Accuplacer
* Chemistry Diagnostic Exam : To take this assessment, a counselor referral is needed. The assessment consists of 44 multiple choice questions that determine placement into Chemistry 110 or Chemistry 111. The assessment is 45 minutes and the use of scratch paper and a non-programmable calculator is permitted and will be provided.

* Photo ID (valid Citrus College photo ID, driver's license, California ID card, high school ID, etc., if one does not have a Citrus College school ID).
* Official documentation of your Citrus College student ID number. (If hand written, must be stamped and initialed by Admissions and Records staff.)
* #2 pencil

*All testing supplies, except for a pencil, will be provided for you at the Testing Center.
* Cell phones and any other electronic devices are allowed in the Testing Center as long as they are turned off and are put away during the assessment process. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be heard or seen while in the Testing Center. If this occurs, Testing Center staff may discontinue your assessment and ask you to leave.
* Backpacks, purses, wallets, keys, books, school items, laptops, etc., are allowed in the Testing Center, but must be securely put away underneath the desk.
* No beverages, food, etc., are allowed in the Testing Center.
* You may not leave during testing.
* Cheating will not be tolerated. If you do, Testing Center may discontinue your assessment and ask you to leave. In addition, the incident will be written up.
* All completed tests and scrap paper will be collected by the Testing Center staff.
* Student-related Test Taking Policies must be adhered to or student will not be allowed to use the Testing Center.
* Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended in the check-in area.
* Please take the test seriously! Students may take the Assessment only once. Retakes are allowed only under exceptional circumstances. Retakes need written approval of a counselor. The retake can occur no sooner than one month and no later than one year from original test date. Once a student has begun a sequence of courses in a discipline, he or she may not retake the Assessment in order to skip courses in the sequence.
* If you have not graduated from high school or received a GED and you are applying for Financial Aid, you must take the full Assessment.