Testing Services

Fall Hours

Oceanside Campus (August 19th- December 14th): Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm. Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm.

San Elijo Campus (August 19th- December 14th): Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm

Community Learning Center Campus: Monday-Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Wednesday-Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm.

Fall holiday Closures for all campuses: 8-31-9/2, 11/9-11/11, 11/28-11/30.

Please note: Hours are subject to change when classes are not in session. Please call 760-795-6685 for current hours.

The Placement Process

The MiraCosta placement process provides you with the information you need to get started in the math and English courses that best support your educational pathway.
Complete the placement process in a variety of ways:
MiraCosta Application

Have your high school transcript information accessible while applying to help with this step. Students who provide this information on the application will receive an email with their math and English placement within a few days. This placement notification is also available in the Message Center located in your SURF Student Center.
Didn't provide information on the MiraCosta application?
Submit any of the following to Testing Services to complete the placement process:

Based on how your cumulative, unweighted high school GPA and courses completed meet the multiple measure criteria, students may be placed directly in transfer-level or transfer-level with concurrent support English and mathematics courses.
If you would like information and/or access to math and English courses outside of your placement, you may visit the Testing Services office to learn about our Guided Self-Placement process. Some students may still need to take an Accuplacer ESL assessment for English/ESL placement.

Testing Services also houses the Academic Proctoring Center, a unique test proctoring service for students.


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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