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Assessment Center

Office Hours

Mon & Tues : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed & Thurs: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fri: 9 a.m. - noon

Sat & Sun: Closed

Contact Us

(714) 432-5789

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 

The following testing appointments have been cancelled: English as a Second Language (ESL), Chemistry challenge test, and Spanish challenge test. 

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ESL: You can enroll in any course! We do recommend, however, that you complete the self-placement form to get an idea of where to start in the sequence. 

Chemistry Challenge Test: please submit a prerequisite clearance form and attach an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Spanish Challenge Test: please submit a challenge form to the Literature & Languages Division. Please be sure to attach the appropriate document (i.e. transcripts, syllabi, etc.) and email the form to Nelson Contreras, Literature & Languages Division Coordinator, at

AB 705

With the passing of AB 705 into state law, students do not need to take a placement test and may register for first level transfer courses in English and Mathematics. Students will receive a recommendation on the level of support needed in order to succeed in the transfer course. The recommendation is based on high school coursework, grades, and GPA. 

When students apply for admission to the college, their high school GPA and coursework information are collected and course recommendations are determined.

Students: verify your course recommendations on MyCoast > My Records > Unofficial Transcripts. Don't see course recommendations? Please contact us at Make sure to include your OCC ID number in the email. 

For information on how course recommendations are determined, please see English Placement Rules and Math Placement Rules.

Students who want to start above first level transfer courses, please submit a Prerequisite Clearance Request Form


Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

Please review this notice related to OCC’s implementation of AB 705.