Noncredit ESL Enrollment and Assessment Instructions:

 
 
How to prepare to take the ESL assessment test:
 
The College of the Canyons Noncredit ESL department’s goal is to find the right class for each student.
To find this class, new ESL students complete the CASAS listening test and CELSA reading test. Testing is free.
The CASAS is spoken in English and is a 30-minute timed test. The CELSA test is written in English and is a
45-minute timed test. After testing, students meet with an advisor and enroll in the Noncredit ESL class that fits their learning level and schedule.
 
Prepare for the CASAS:
 
Prepare for the CELSA:
 
 
How to enroll in free Noncredit ESL classes: 
 
1.   Submit an Application to College of the Canyons at:
Continuing Education•Noncredit Office, Valencia Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Canyons Hall, Room 167 − (661) 362-3304
(Students must bring a photo ID.)  
* Students may also submit an application at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus at:
   17200 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA  (661) 362-3800
 
 
2.   Sign up to take an English as a Second Language Test:
To take the test, students must sign-up in advance with the Continuing Education•Noncredit Office at the Valencia Campus. Please call (661) 362-3304 or visit Canyons Hall, Room 167 if you have questions.
 
 
3.   Take an English as a Second Language Test:
Students interested in taking English classes will take a test to know what level of ESL they should begin with. We offer English classes in levels 1, 2, 3, or 4. Please see the 2016 Spring Test Schedule for the best time for you to take the test.
 
 
4.   Register for a FREE English as a Second Language class:
After the test is complete, students will know what level of English to begin with. Then students will meet with an advisor to choose a class with a time and location that best fits their schedule.
 
Beginning January 11, we will offer the following daytime assessment schedule: 
 
Tuesdays
9:30AM−12:00PM
Valencia Campus, Canyons Hall−167
Wednesdays
9:30AM−12:00PM
Valencia Campus, Canyons Hall−167
Thursdays
9:30AM−12:00PM
Valencia Campus, Canyons Hall−167
 
 
Daytime Noncredit ESL Assessments are given at:
College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus
Continuing Education/Noncredit Office, Canyons Hall, Room 167
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: 661-362-3304
 
 
Parking:
 
Parking permits are required for all assessments and classes at the College of the Canyons campuses.
Please purchase a $3.00 parking permit from one of the vending machines located in the student parking lots.