Academic Support Center

Placement Testing

Placement Testing Process

1. Schedule a Test

  • Schedule placement testing in advance by calling the Academic Support Center (707-476-4106) or emailing
  • If you are interested in coming to College of the Redwoods, but you are unable to make it to campus for the Math and/or English/ESL Placement Test, please visit Testing At A Distance to get started!

2. Review

  • Review before taking the English and/or Mathematics Placement Test in order to ensure placement results that match your abilities so that you don't end up repeating material you already know.
  • For resources to help you review, call the Academic Support Center (ASC) or see "Review for the Placement Test"

3. At the Time of the Test

  • Bring a current photo ID
  • It is helpful if you either know your student ID number or have it written down. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing area.
  • Accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Call the ASC in advance (707-476-4154) to make arrangements.

4. After the Test

  • Placement Test results are available immediately after testing.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor following the Placement Test to discuss results and learn about course options. To schedule an appointment, contact Counseling & Advising.
  • To retake the test, see "Placement Exam Policies and Practices"

Multiple Measures

Other indicators, or “multiple measures” are considered together with the test results to determine your placement such as:

  • High School Transcripts
  • Previous success and/or completion of college level coursework
  • Highest level of English and/or math completed
  • Past study habits and academic strengths
  • Obligations that can impact course work
  • Motivation to achieve your educational goal(s)

  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100