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3. Academic Assessment/Placement

All new and non-exempt (see below for exempt status) students are required to take a reading, English, and mathematics assessment called, Assessment-COMPASS Evaluation (ACE).  ACE combines an academic skills assessment using a computerized test called COMPASS with a brief e-orientation.

Students Must Make An Appointment To Take An ACE.  

Priority seating will be given to students who make an ACE appointment and who have their ACE appointment confirmation page with them at the time and date of the test. For more information concerning your Delta ID number refer to Step 1.

English as a Second Language (ESL) students should refer to:

Retakes and the Appeal Process

A student who thinks the ACE or ESL assessment did not measure his or her skill levels correctly may request a retake.  Please see the Link below for Retake information.  Further appeals may be made through the Admissions and Records Office.

A Student May Be Exempted From Assessment If He/She Has:

  1. Earned a college degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the USA - indicate on application and provide copy of degree or official transcript to Evaluations Office: 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, Ca 95207.
  2. Completed intermediate algebra AND college-level English composition at another regionally accredited college or university with a grade of "C" or better - provide official transcript to the Evaluations Office: 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, Ca 95207.
  3. Decided to enroll in Level 1 basic skills course(s) in reading, English, and mathematics only.
  4. Decided to exercise a "one course waiver" in a course with prerequisite, "none." A student may subsequently enroll in one course per term, provided that the previous course to which the waiver applies was passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  5. An alternative assessment from other colleges - provide a copy to the Assessment Center or fax test scores to the attention of the Assessment Center at: FAX (209) 954-3833.

Academic Assessment Center
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 110
Ph (209) 954-5151 ext. 6112
Fax (209) 954-3833

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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151