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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I schedule an appointment?

Q. Before taking the assessment test?

  • It is recommended that students study before taking the assessment test.
  • Foothill's Assessment test assesses your academic understanding of a course subject.
  • See study guides for Chemistry and ESLL.

Q. What should I bring on the day of the test ?

  • A valid photo ID and your 8-digit Foothill student ID number

Q. What shouldn't I bring on the day of the test?

  • Please leave all valuables at home.
  • No materials are allowed in the testing lab other than what is provided for you at front desk.

Q. How long is the test (Chemistry and ESLL English Second Language learners)

  • Chemistry is a 45 minute timed exam.
  • English for Second Language Learners test is untimed.


Q. What happens after I take the test?

  • Upon completion of your assessment test, you will receive the course(s) you are eligible to enroll in.
  • See course sequence chart for your test subject.
  • See more information

Q. Can I retake an assessment test?


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Testing & Assessment Center

(650) 949-7743

Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212