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COVID-19 Update

Shelter In Place: Most Classes/Services Online through Fall Semester

Contact Information

Hours: Monday-Friday
8am - 5pm
Phone: 831.479.6379
Fax: 831.479.6393* temporarily inactive
Virtual Fax: 831.477.3738
TTY: 831.479.6421
(for hearing impaired)
Location: Outside Room 1073,
Upstairs behind the library in The Hub.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is diagnostic assessment?

Diagnostic assessment simply means testing. Here at ASC, we're testing to see if you have a learning disability according to California Community College system guidelines. Normally, diagnostic assessment (including bilingual assessment) is available at the Aptos and Watsonville campuses. However, because of the Covid-19 Stay-at-home Order, diagnostic assessment has been temporarily halted.

How do I get a diagnostic assessment?

The first step is to call our main office (479-6220) to schedule a group intake/orientation. During the orientation you will learn more about learning disabilities and determine if you should continue with the individual assessment.

Do I have to pay?

Enrolling in LS 254, Diagnostic Assessment, is the cost of enrolling in a one-half (0.5) unit class at Cabrillo College.

Do I have to take a class?

You must be a Cabrillo College student to be tested. To receive your testing results, you must be enrolled in LS 254, Diagnostic Assessment, so that you can learn about learning disabilities and strategies and skills that can help you to be successful in college if you have a learning disability. You will receive permission to add the class during the testing process. Upon completion of the individualized testing process, you will receive one-half unit of credit for enrollment in LS 254.

Is there homework?

Yes, a little bit. You will receive a short assignment which is based on the Learning Differently Handbook. It consists of seven questions and a chart to fill out. One of the questions also asks you to watch a short video called A Matter of Perception. You can check the video out at the circulation desk in the main library. The assignment should be finished by the time you receive your results. You can also print the homework questions and chart.

How long does the testing take?

Testing time varies depending on your schedule. Appointments are made individually and last from 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Students generally have four to five testing appointments and one appointment to obtain your results. Occasionally, additional testing appointments are necessary.

What are my responsibilities?

  1. After the group intake/orientation register for LS 254

  2. Attend all testing appointments. Call us if you can't attend, so we can reschedule your appointment. If you miss two appointments without calling, you may be dropped from further testing.

  3. Read Learning Differently: A Handbook for Students with Learning Disabilities. You can download it from this website or check it out from the main library, available for reference at the circulation desk.

  4. Watch the video, A Matter of Perception (You can check the video out at the circulation desk for viewing in the main library.)

Complete the assignment based on the Learning Differently handbook.


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