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Assessment & Testing FAQ


Who takes assessments?

Information regarding exceptions to the assessments requirement is available on the assessments page. If you have questions, contact a student services center.

What will I need to take the assessments?

  • a completed and processed application for admission to Pima Community College. Go to Admissions for information on how to apply.
  • a current, valid photo ID such as a driver's license or state ID.

How can I prepare for the assessments?

  • purchase a sample study guide from the bookstore, or download sample tests free of charge
  • allow enough time for the tests - all three assessments take approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Testing Services

Does Pima offer a typing proficiency test?

Yes. The Center for Training and Development at the Desert Vista Campus administers timed typing tests. To take the test

  • call 206-5175 to schedule an appointment.
  • bring a current, valid photo ID to your appointment.
  • pay a $25 fee.

For more information, call 206-5175

Does Pima offer the GED test?

Yes, through PCC Adult Education. Call 206-6500 for more information.

Does Pima offer interest inventories to help with career exploration?

Yes. We offer the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A counselor information referral and a fee are required. For more information, call a Student Services Center.

What is a CLEP test? Where can I take it?

The College-level Examination Program (CLEP) is a way to earn college credits without formally enrolling in courses. CLEP tests are available at the Northwest Campus (call 206-2212 for more information) and through The University of Arizona Testing Office. PCC's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base site also offers the CLEP test to those who have base access. (Call 206-4866 for more information.)