English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment

Due to COVID - 19 our Testing Center and offices are closed and operating remotely.
For campus updates visit the MJC website @ mjc.edu


CASAS Testing and ESL Accuplacer are free for MJC students
What to Bring

You are required to present one valid (unexpired) photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, state ID, national ID, or military ID).

If you do not bring an acceptable ID as described above, or your identity cannot be verified due to an illegible or damaged ID, you will not be able to test!

Arrival Time Allow additional time for locating the campus and for parking (including purchasing a $2.00 day use permit) if you are not familiar with the test site.
Testing Location

Modesto Junior College
West Campus
Yosemite Hall 

  • No large bags, backpacks, or books permitted in test area
  • No dictionaries or other reference materials permitted in test area
  • No food or drink allowed in testing lab - let us know if you have any medical needs
  • No type of electronic devices (cell phones, thumb drives, etc.) permitted in test area
  • No children or family members allowed in the Testing Center during exam times.

CASAS Testing

CASAS Testing is for noncredit courses in the English for Life and Work (ELW) sequence. These tests are pencil and paper booklet tests. Approximate time: 1 hour (including set-up).

To schedule a test appointment, call the MJC Testing Center at 575-7728 or the English Language Welcome Center at 575-7847 or 575-7773.


ESL Accuplacer Testing 

ESL Accuplacer Testing is for credit courses in the English Language Instruction for College (ELIC) sequence. These tests are on a computer. Approximate time: 2-2 ½ hours, however, test is untimed.

To schedule a test appointment, call the MJC Testing Center at 575-7728.

Prepare before taking the assessment, access any of the resources below for preparation:

sample questions   study app  


Tuesday, March 3th 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Call for an appointment  0:00 AM and 0:00 PM
Call for an appointment 0:00 PM