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Course Placement

Assessment/Testing Center-Assessments for Course Placement


Course Placement Assessment Information:

  • No appointment needed, tests are offered on a walk-in basis (Click here for walk-in testing hours)
  • Valid photo ID required (click here for photo ID information)
  • Must have Student Information Form on file (complete online at my.maricopa.edu or in person at Admissions & Records)
  • Allow at least one hour for each test (must arrive at least one hour before closing time)
  • Scores are valid for two years at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges* **
  • One retest per subject per year is permitted after at least a 24-hour waiting period

*ALEKS math scores are valid for only one year. Use of ALEKS has been discontinued as of February 1, 2012.
**A "Reading Exempt" score does not expire

Tests Offered:

  • Accuplacer, an untimed computer based assessment which includes reading, writing, and math
  • CELSA, a timed computer based assessment for students enrolling in ESL (English as a Second Language) courses

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Other resources:

Contact Us

Location:  Kranitz Student Center, 2nd floor, room 2400
Phone: 602-787-7050
Fax: 602-787-7054
Email: assessment@paradisevalley.edu
Hours: Hours are subject to change during Winter and Spring Breaks and semester breaks. Call 602-787-7050 to verify current hours. Click here for a calendar of hours, events, and closures

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