Standardized Assessments

Though AACOM’s Application Service (AACOMAS), student can file one electronic application then AACOMAS verifies and distributes the information to each of the colleges.

Advance Placement (AP)
Advance Placement examinations are typically taken in high school after completing an Advance Placement course.  If credit awarded on your Saddleback College transcript you must meet with a Saddleback College counselor to receive credit.

ACT - Career Center has information packets - Until further notice from State or County, NO testing will be held at Saddleback College in June or July 2020.
The ACT, which is made up of multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science.

(319) 339-3032

ADA  (Dental Admission Testing Program)

The usual pre-professional education requirement for admission to dental school.

(312) 440-2689

AMCAS  (American Medical College Application Service)
The AMCAS, is a non-profit, centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year Participating U.S. medical schools.

CBEST  (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
CBEST, is a four-hour exam divided into three different sections-a multiple-choice reading section, a multiple-choice mathematics section, and a writing section, which contains two essays.

CBEST Program
National Evaluation Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 340880
Sacramento, CA 95834-0880
(916) 928-400
(800) 262-5080

CLEP  (College-Level Examination Program)

Career Center has information packets. The CLEP, gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already known, by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 35 CLEP examinations.

The College Board
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023-6992

(800) 257-9558

CSET  (California Subject Examinations for Teachers)
The CSET or Single Subject Assessments for Teaching only if you have earned, at minimum, a high school diploma, a GED, or the equivalent or if you are or have been a student taking courses for college credit pursuant to a career in education.

National Evaluation Systems, Inc
P.O. Box 340789
Sacramento, CA 95834-0789
(916) 928-4003

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support)
The DANTES does not endorse one program over the other. Student should research carefully, giving consideration to cost, program length, academic and professional requirements, and how/when any on-campus courses or practice teaching may be accomplished.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243

GED  (Graduate Equivalency Diploma) and
The Graduate Equivalency Diploma is a degree for people who did not finish high school.   Saddleback College's Continuing Education now supports the Adult Education Programs for Capistrano and Saddleback Valley Unified School Districts:

31431 El Camino Real
Sun Juan Capistrano
949-493-0658 and

HiSet Testing

Register here: 

CHSPE  (California High School Proficiency Examination)
The CHSPE, is a program established by California Law. If eligible to take the test, you can earn the legal equivalent of a high school  diploma by passing the CHSPE.  Adult education

CHSPE Office – 6905
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003


GMAT  (Graduate Management Admission Test)
The Graduate Management Admission Test, examination is standardized test designed to measure basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time through education and work.

GRE  (Graduate Record Examinations)
The Graduation Record Examinations test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.


LSAT  (Law School Admission Test)

Career Center has information packets. The Law School Admission Test, is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law school, and many non-ABA-approved law schools.

MCAT  (Medical College Admission Test)
Typically, the MCAT is offered at 13 international test sites located across Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Lebanon, Qatar, and Singapore. It is administered in paper format only in Lebanon,Qatar, and New Castle. Computer-based Testing (CBT) format is used at all the international sites.


MTA  (Medical Technical Assistant)
The Medical Technical Assistant (Correctional Facility), perform consisting of peace officer responsibilities by maintaining the order and protection of person and property.

Southern Testing Center
9055 Haven Avenue, Suite 104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


NATAP  (Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program)

The NATAP was developed by the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges (COCCC) to train and test individuals interested in becoming Certified Nurse Assistants.


OATP  (Optometry Admission Testing Program)
The OATP is a standardized examination designed to measure general academic ability and comprehension of scientific information. Career Guide

Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678



Career Center has information packets. The Praxis test is a series of teacher certification exams that are taken before, during, and after college courses in teach training.


RICA  (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)
The purpose of the RICA is to ensure that candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to student.


SAT Registration

The College Board will help students prepare with information, sample tests, and free and low-cost preparation materials at their website. It’s packed with the information you need to get ready for the exam

SAT Reasoning
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of critical thinking skills you will need for academic success in college.

School Leadership Services

Career Center may have information packets on this assessment. The School Leadership Service consists of two assessments. These tests were developed to provide a thorough, fair, and carefully validated assessment for states to use as part of the licensure process for principle, superintendents, and school leaders.

TOEFL  (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The TOEFL test is requirement for admission into college and universities where instruction is in English.

Educational Testing Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151


Test Preparation Services

Saddleback College Continuing Education (look at Gaucho Guide for Prep-Classes)

Cal State Fullerton University Extended Education (CSET, CBEST, GRE, RICA, GMAT, LSAT  and SAT)

Cal State University, Long Beach Extended Education (CSET, CBEST, GRE, RICA, GMAT, LSAT  and SAT)

San Diego State University Extended Education (CSET, CBEST, GRE, RICA, GMAT, LSAT  and SAT)
619-594-5152 or

Bobrow Test Preparation Services (at CSUFullerton and Long Beach)

Test Prep Review for free practice tests

For questions or comments, please contact Don Mineo at, SSC 140F
Saddleback College does not promote one specific web site and would not suggest to utilized pay sites unless the student researches the product.