Testing Services

Matriculation and Testing

Please note: Hours are subject to change when classes are not in session.

Some call it the matriculation process. It’s also known as the roadmap to success and it will start you on the right path and keeps you going with what you need to arrive at your educational destination.

Matriculation has four parts: assessments, orientation, advisement and education planning.

Assessments & Multiple Measures

There are many ways to complete the assessment process at MiraCosta College. The assessment process uses alternative multiple measures to help place you in courses in which you will thrive. In order to be eligible for placement via multiple measures, students must have recently (within the last ten years) attended a United States high school for 3 or more years. The first step is to review and share the contents of your United States high school transcript with the Testing Office using either a transcript (unofficial or official) or the Multiple Measures Self-Report Update form. Based on how your cumulative, unweighted high school GPA and courses completed meet the multiple measure criteria, some students may be placed directly in transfer-level English and mathematics courses, and some students may also need to take the English and/or mathematics assessment tests.

What You Need to Know Before You Take the English or ESL & Mathematics Assessments

Testing Services also houses the Academic Proctoring Center, a unique test proctoring service for students. Matriculation, Assessment and Academic Proctoring are available at the two Oceanside campuses and the San Elijo campus locations.


Contact Information

We are committed to providing you with excellent student support and information you need to be successful in your academic career.  Please do not hesitate to call 760-795-6685 or email if we can be of any assistance!

Mailing Address

MiraCosta College
Testing Dept., M/S 10B
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056


Office Locations at all 3 campuses!

Oceanside Testing Office

Testing Office, and Academic Proctoring Center, Oceanside Campus
Bldg 3300, Rm 3334
Campus Map
P 760.795.6685

Testing Office & Academic Proctoring Center, San Elijo Campus Room 101

Testing Office and Academic Proctoring Center, San Elijo Campus
Bldg 100, Rm 101
Campus Map
P 760.944.4449 ext. 7752
F 760.634.7861

Community Learning Center - Testing Office

Testing Office, Community Learning Center
Bldg C, Rm 137
Campus Map
P 760.757.2121 ext. 8841

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