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Santa Monica College|Enrollment Development|Assessment|Retesting Policies

Retesting Policies

Retesting in English, ESL, Math & Chemistry

Retesting is permitted in English, ESL, math, and chemistry after two weeks from the date the assessment was first taken. After that, retesting is permitted once every calendar year, provided you have not started the course sequence for the test you wish to retake.

Retesting in Math Proficiency Assessment

You can only retake the Mathematics Proficiency Assessment once after eight (8) weeks from the date the test was first taken. Additional retesting will not be provided. Make sure you review and prepare for the assessment.

Note: The Mathematics Proficiency Assessment is a different examination from the general math assessment. For more information, visit Mathematics Proficiency Assessment and Math Assessment.

Expiration of Assessment Results

All assessment results are valid for one calendar year. Make sure you enroll in the courses your assessment results qualified you for before your results expire. When your results expire, you are blocked from enrolling in those courses and will need to retest.