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Assessment Center

Guiding Your Path to Success Center

GPS Center
Contact & Hours

Student Services Center (SSC) Room 242 (2nd Floor)

  • office (818) 947-2587
  • fax (818) 947-7282

Mon - Thu:                  8:30am-4:30pm                  Friday:

  • ESL Assessments are by appointment only
  • Please call or walk-in to make an appointment.
  • Appts. must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • No same day appointments.


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Due to Covid-19 our offices are closed until further notice.  Please call 818-947-2587 and leave a voicemail.  Someone will return your call within 1-2 hours.  You can also send an email to and we will get back to you within 1-2 hours during normal business hours. 

The LAVC Guiding Your Path to Success Center is located in Room 242 of the Student Services Building. The GPS Center is an integral part of the Student Services Building and has access to 39 computer workstations. The GPS Center hosts the ESL Accuplacer placement test among a host of other events and workshops.

The following seminars and workshops are held in the GPS Center:

Counseling First Semester Plan Workshops

Registration Workshops

Financial Aid Information Sessions

First Year Experience workshops

Student Worker Training Series Events


NEW English and Math Placement Process:

Following the guidelines of AB 705, LA Valley College has implemented a NEW process for placement into English & Math courses. English as a Native Language (ENL) & Math assessments are no longer offered as of February 5, 2019. The process uses multiple measures including high school coursework, grades, and grade point average to determine placement into college-level English & Math. 

  • New and returning students may refer to their U.S. high school transcripts when answering the multiple measures questions as part of the initial college application. 
  • Continuing students will be prompted to complete the multiple measures questions in the student portal for updated English and Math placements.

Multiple measures questions will be available online through the LACCD Student Portal.

The Los Angeles Community College District has established placement criteria at all nine of its colleges and identified what courses are cleared for enrollment at each placement level. For more information read the LACCD Math and English Placement Criteria on the LAVC Policies webpage.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment is still offered. Students interested in being placed in the ESL sequence may visit the Assessment Center or call 818-947-2587 for an appointment. 

Students unable to answer the multiple measures questions, should consult with a counselor to complete the AB-705 Math and English Guided Self-Placement form.