Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

ESOL Testing

English As a Second Language (ESOL) tests are administered to students whose primary language is not English and who need assistance in understanding spoken or written English and grammatical structures.

Richland College currently administers the following tests:


ESOL Test Schedule

All ESOL tests are administered on Tuesday and Thursday.

Test TimeCheck-inTuesdaysThursdays
9:00 a.m.8:30-8:45 a.m. TEPL
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.9:30-9:45 a.m.ESL AccuplacerESL Accuplacer
2:00 p.m.1:30-1:45 p.m.TEPL
6:00-9:00 p.m.5:30-5:45 p.m.ESL Accuplacer 
7:00 p.m.6:30-6:45 p.m. TEPL

Test Center Requirements for Taking ESOL Tests

  • You must submit a DCCCD application for admissions prior to testing.
  • You must meet with an Advisor in the Multicultural Center, in the main foyer of Thunderduck Hall, to obtain an ESOL test referral/schedule.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to test time for check-in. No one is admitted 15 minutes before start time. (Example: Test is at 10:00 a.m. You must arrive between 9:30-9:44 a.m.)
  • You must bring a photo I.D.
  • You must bring the ESOL test referral/schedule.