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Need CELSA Placement Testing?

The Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) is for students who wish to enroll in a English as a Second Language (ESL) course at PVCC. This placement test evaluates your current English language skills and determines the proper courses that will help you be successful. 

The CELSA is a computerized test consisting of 75 multiple choice questions. It is written in English and you will have 45 minutes to complete the test. There are no audio or speaking portions.

Schedule Your Appointment

Use the button below to schedule your appointment at our Testing Center.  Please include your MEID or Student ID when scheduling.

Schedule Your Appointment

When you come to test, make sure to bring a current, valid photo ID and your PVCC student ID number.

Sample Questions

View sample questions here.


You will receive your scores immediately after testing. We enter your scores in your Student Center immediately so that you can register for courses. Scores are valid for two years. 

Retesting Policy

You are allowed two retests in a two-year period. The first retest can occur 24 hours or later from the first exam. The second retest can occur three months or later from the first exam.