ESL Assessment

This test will measure your ability to comprehend English, understand word meaning in sentences, identify correct use of grammar, and understand spoken English language conversations.

The ESL Test is required for any student who wants to take ESL courses. This is a paper/pencil test including Listening/Speaking, an Essay, and Grammar. Please allow up to 3 hours for ESL.

Review the sample test before taking the test. Students who do not place into Credit ESL will be automatically placed into ESL Noncredit.


Placement Results

Students will receive their placement results via MyGCC within 2 working days.

If you place into Noncredit ESL, please see a counselor or Assessment staff. You will need to complete a Non-credit application to take Non-credit ESL courses. For more information, please see Non-credit Assessment.


View Placement Results:

Please check your GCC student email account for placement results.

You can also view your assessment test results online on MyGCC:

  • Go to on the Internet.

  • Go to MyGCC (top right side of the screen).

  • Username: Student ID #, PIN #: 6-digit birthday. (Example, a birthday of January 21, 1987 is PIN # 012187.)

  • Click on Menu.

  • Click Student Center.

  • Change “other academic” to “course history.”

Your results will say “Entry into…”


All students testing at our facility are required to provide:

  • a valid Glendale Community College ID number; and 
  • a government issued photo identification card (e.g., California driver's license, California ID card, passport, or military ID).