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Location Assessment Center
Student Activity Center West
Phone 831.479.6165
Fax 831.479.6169
Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri: 9am-12pm
We're in the office at these times unless noted on the calendar or if we're in Watosnville.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What am I required bring to the assessment session?

You are required to bring a photo ID, your Cabrillo student ID number, and proof that you have completed the online orientation. Exceptions will not be made.

Is the online Orientation required?

YES! All new students are required to complete Cabrillo’s online orientation and the Not Anymore Sexual Assault Prevention orientation. It will take about an hour and you need to pass the quizzes for the Cabrillo orientation to meet the requirement and also be able to move on to the assessment process. Proof of orientation can either be a screenshot on your phone or a hard copy of the Completion Certificate. Both orientations can be accessed through WebAdvisor.

What score do I need on my CAASPP, AP, IB or CLEP tests to place into transfer level?

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results, also known as The Smarter Balanced Assessment, are valid for two years. (your senior year and the year following graduation)

  • English Language/Literacy: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2682 and above = placement into English 1A
  • Mathematics: "standard exceeded" - overall score of 2718 and above = placement into transfer level math courses

AP, IB and CLEP official score reports/transcripts are required:

For English only:
  • Advanced placement (AP) test with scores of 3, 4, or 5 in English Language or English Literature
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) test: English High Level with scores of 5, 6 or 7
For math only:
  • Advanced Placement (AP) test: Calculus AB, Calculus BC or Statistics with scores of 3, 4, or 5
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) test: Mathematics (HL) High Level with score of 5, 6 or 7
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests: Calculus, College Algebra, College Algebra-Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry with a score of at least 50

How do I submit my CAASPP, AP, IB or CLEP scores?

In order to match all of your documents with your Cabrillo record, all documents must include the following information (you can write in this information before you send it to us):

  • Your Name
  • Your Cabrillo Student ID #
  • Your Date of Birth
  • The name of High School, College, or University of origin

Hard Copy: Drop off or mail your CAASPP, AP, IB or CLEP reports to:

Cabrillo College:
Admissions and Records
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003
attn.: Evaluator

Email: CAASPP only: via email attached as a PDF. Scan and email them to

Fax: CAASPP only to: Admissions and Records, attention: Evaluator.
(831) 479-5782

Can I take the assessment at another college?

YES. We will accept assessment results from any accredited college as long as the results indicate a clear course placement. Results older than two (2) years will not be accepted.

Email: submit score reports via email attached as a PDF. Scan and email them to

Fax: CAASPP reports to: Admissions and Records, attention: Evaluator.
(831) 479-5782

What if I’ve completed a math or English class at another college?

Great. Submit your official transcripts to Admissions and Records to clear math and English pre-requisites.

Cabrillo College
Admissions and Records
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003
attn.: Evaluator

How do I check the status of my submitted documents?

Once submitted, please allow ten (10) working days for all results and transcripts to be evaluated and the placement entered into your file.

Log into WebAdvisor. You can check your pre requisite clearances in your "timeline" in Student Planning. Still unsure? Please email:

What if I’ve completed a math or English class at Cabrillo?

Great. Those passing grades satisfy the pre-requisites for the next courses in the sequence. For math, consider all factors before choosing your next class: specific requirements for your major, your degree and your transfer institution. See an academic counselor to make sure you are taking the right classes.

I took the assessment test before. Can I retake it?

Yes, you can reassess. The time in-between tests needs to be a week and you can reassess two times within a six (6) month period.

Can I “challenge” the assessment instead of taking it?

No. Certain classes can be challenged, but not the assessment process.

What if I am an international student? How am I placed into math and English?

By completing the assessment process.

Would studying ahead of time help me?

YES! Take the test seriously. See the sample test page for practice tests. Come to your assessment session well-rested and eat a good meal before.

Can I get accommodations for assessment?

Yes. To make reservation, you will need an Accommodation Form on file:

  • High school students: Work with your high school to submit the accommodation form.
  • Non high school students: contact the Accessibility Support Center (ASC). 831.479-6370 to request an Accommodation Form.

Once you have an Accommodation Form on file in Assessment, contact the Assessment Office to make a reservation: (831) 479-6165.

Is there another way to improve my math skills?

Yes. We have a free, five day workshop called Math Plus scheduled conveniently before the semester starts. Join other students and prepare for your upcoming math class. Save a semester by assessing at a higher math level and learn with your friends while learning math. There is also FREE food and review materials. There are terrific tutors and amazing Instructors. For more information:

What if I have another question?

If you have more questions about the Assessment process or Cabrillo College please contact us: (831) 479-6165. We're happy to talk to you!

Please note: to protect your information and in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), all student information is confidential. Cabrillo College staff are not permitted to release assessment results or any other specific student information to anyone but the student and the student alone.







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