ESOL Placement Testing

Special testing is available for students whose native language is not English through the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program. Testing for students interested in the ESOL Program consists

of a multiple choice, computer-based test that requires recognition of an appropriate grammatical form and/or a specific vocabulary term. The purpose is to evalute English. This is a timed test of 45 minutes.

The ESOL Information Booklet & Study Guide to Placement Testing contains a number of sample questions. The best preparation for the ESOL placement test is to listen, speak, read, and write in English every day.  Study of vocabulary and grammar in context may also be helpful.  Useful materials include books, newspapers, magazines, films, and TV.  There are many helpful websites available on the ESOL Program homepage.

Testing is done on a walk-in or appointment basis (schedule online) in the Placement Testing Center at the Brighton Campus Building 3 Room 107 or Damon City Campus Suite 5252 in the Student Services Office. A photo ID (current driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and a student ID number ("M" number) are required. New students should visit the Admissions Office to obtain their student ID number prior to sitting for the ESOL placement test.

Do not bring calculators, cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry® or iPhone® devices), PDAs, digital watches, smartwatches and other electronic, recording, listening or photographic devices into the test center. Test administrators are not permitted to collect and hold cell phones or other devices. If you are seen using or accessing any of these electronic devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text messaging, email and photographs, your device may be inspected and/or confiscated. You may not access your phone during the test or during breaks to check messages or to check the time.

Personal items other than identification documents are not allowed in the testing room.

 No guests, visitors, children or pets are allowed at the Testing & Assessment Center.

Security notice video camera in use

The Placement Testing Center employs video and audio monitoring equipment for promoting academic integrity and a safe testing environment.  This equipment may be monitored and records at all times.


On the Brighton Campus, the Admissions Office is in Building 1, Room 211 (behind the Information Desk near the Main Entrance of the College). On the Damon City Campus, the Admissions Office  is located on the 5th floor, Suite 5252. After you receive your student ID number, staff will direct you to the appropriate testing lab.

For a recorded message with current ESOL testing dates and times, call 292-2290 for the Brighton Campus or call 262-1619 for the Damon City Campus.

ESOL students who need to take the ACCUPLACER Mathematics Test, may do so after completing the ESOL placement test.

Click the link below for more testing information and to print a parking pass (required for testing on the Brighton Campus):

ACCUPLACER Flyer & Parking Permit