Academic Skills Assessment


The College Board's ACCUPLACER™ Computerized Placement Test is required of all SJC students enrolling in English or math courses (or any course with a reading, English, or math prerequisite), to ensure proper course placement.

The test takes approximately one and one-half hours to complete; however, the assessment is not timed and you may take as long as you need.  The subject areas covered are English Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic, and Beginning Algebra.  Students are encouraged to go the ACCUPLACER™ website for study guides and test preparation.
The ACCUPLACER™ is offered at the San Juan college Testing Center Monday-Friday.  Appointments can be made online at sanjuancollege/edu/test or call the Testing Center at 505-566-3139, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.  You must bring one form of valid ID (driver's license or SJC student ID) on test day.

ACT College Entrance Examinations

The San Juan College Testing Center offers the ACT College Entrance Examination five times per year, an entrance requirement for many four-year colleges and universities.  The ACT College Entrance Examination will be offered the following Saturdays:  October 25, 2014; December 13, 2014; February 7, 2015; April 18, 2015; and June 13, 2015.  Register online at

SAT College Entrance Examinations

The SAT Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, and Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 7:45 am in Room 7103 of the San Juan College Information Technology Building.  Register on-line at

San Juan College Departmental Skills Assessments

Important Health Science Entrance Testing Dates

You may click on each program title to view a testing step-by-step guide.

Program Test 2014-2015 Testing
Dental Hygiene
ACT Entrance Exam
October 25, 2014
December 13, 2014
February 7, 2015
April 18, 2015
June 13, 2015
Nursing ATI TEAS V
April 15 - May 30
June 16 - July 18
Physical Therapist Assistant ATI HOBET V February 4 - September 5
Respiratory Therapy ATI HOBET V March 1 - October 31
Surgical Technology ATI HOBET V April 2 - June 28
Occupational Therapy Assistant ATI HOBET V February 4 - April 30
July 1 - November 22

If you are taking the test off-campus (at another college or university) for admission to one of these SJC programs, follow the appropriate links for either HOBET V or TEAS V instructions.