• Assessment Requirements

    Del Mar College uses assessment scores to help you choose the best courses to reach your goals based on your current level of reading, writing and math. If your assessment scores indicate that you need special help before enrolling in classes that require specific levels of reading, English or math skills, developmental courses will be required.

    Your advisor can explain this further. Del Mar College requires placement of all students before they can register. 

    See the Assessment Exemptions section for further information.

    Assessment Levels

    Reading (R), English (E), and Mathematics (M) levels are assigned for most courses in the credit division. These levels are used for placement in courses.  Students must meet the assessment levels shown for each course either by placement testing or by previous course work.
    ACT and SAT scores may not be more than five years old. TAKS scores may not be more than three years old.
    *If no reading, writing or math assessment level is provided in the catalog for a given course, it is level 1 for that area. 
    Please refer to the Assessment Levels chart below to see how scores are used.

    Placement Testing Information: