LBCC Assessment Center
Guided Placement Tool, Chemistry & ESL Assessments


LBCC has Assessment Centers on each campus. The Assessment Centers are here to assist students with any questions related to their placement information in English, Reading, Math, and/or ESL.

Guided Placement Tool

The Guided Placement Tool is an online questionnaire that is completed by the student to help inform placements in English, Reading, Math, and/or ESL. Students will receive the link to the Guided Placement Tool in their LBCC welcome letter (the welcome letter is sent via email approximately 24 hours after application). Students can also access the Guided Placement Tool in their Viking Student System in the “to do” box on the right-hand side of the page.

After students complete and submit the Guided Placement Tool, placement information will be available in their Viking Student System under the To Do section in 24 hours. Students will need to use their LBCC ID and password to access the Viking System system.

If students have questions about their placements, they can contact the Assessment Center on either campus.

Individual Assessments

Chemistry Assessment

The Assessment Center administers individual assessments for Chemistry by appointment. This is a 45-minute paper and pencil test. Scientific calculators are not allowed.  Completion of this assessment will place a student in either Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry) or Chemistry 2 (Elementary Chemistry).

Please call the Assessment Center at LAC to schedule an appointment.

What Should Students Bring for the Chemistry Assessment?

  • A valid picture ID (no picture ID, no test, no exceptions)
  • LBCC Student ID#
  • Two #2 pencils

You can obtain your LBCC Student ID # by completing an LBCC Online Application for Admission. Any questions about Admissions Application or LBCC Student ID # go to Admissions Office LAC A-1075 OR PCC GG-102 or call (562) 938-4485.

ESL Assessment

If a student has limited English language skills, they are directed to take the LBCC ESL placement test. This test has 85 multiple choice questions which are divided into the following six components: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Mechanics and Usage, Reading for Information, and Writing. This test is administered at PCC only through the ESL Department. It is required to make an appointment in order to take the test. 

For test appointments, please go to or contact the ESL Office.
ESL Placement SCHEDULE, 2019
Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 22 2:30 pm PCC, LL-211
Wednesday, May 29 3:00 pm PCC, LL-211
Tuesday, June 11 3:00 pm PCC, LL-211
 ESL Orientation Schedule, Spring 2019
Date Time Location Language
May 13 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PCC, LL-206 All languages
May 16 10:30 am – 11:30 am PCC, LL-206 In-class only (offsite)
May 17 10:00 am – 11:00 am PCC, LL-206 Spanish & Cambodian
May 21 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PCC, LL-206 All languages
May 22 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PCC, LL-206 Spanish
All languages
May 24 10:00 am – 11:00 am PCC, LL-206 Spanish & Cambodian
May 28 10:00 am – 11:00 am
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PCC, LL-206 All languages
Spanish & Cambodian
May 29 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm PCC, LL-206 All languages
For question and appointments, please call the Matriculation Office. We provide orientation in four different languages: Spanish, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and English (for other languages). Please make an appointment for the session that you prefer.