START Test Dates

AHC START and ESL START Testing Dates

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A reservation is not required.  Walk-in any time after the doors open, but be here before they close at the end time listed.  If you need to take both the English and math tests we recommend that you allow at least 2 hours.

PREPARE for the START Test! Watch a 5-minute video by clicking on the picture of the Testing Center on the top right of your screen.

Students taking the test for a college other than AHC will be charged a proctoring fee and will need to bring a check for $35 payable to AHC at the time of testing.  The test is free only for AHC students.

Santa Maria Campus

Bldg. A, Rm. 406 - Bring any picture ID & your AHC Student ID #

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Tues-Thurs April 1-3 8:15 am  3:00 pm
Monday April 7 8:15 am  2:30 pm
Tuesday April 8 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Wednesday April 9  8:15 am 10:30 am
Thursday April 10 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Friday April 11 8:15 am 11:00 am
Monday April 14 8:15 am  3:00 pm
Tuesday April 15 8:15 am  11:00 am
Wednesday April 16  8:15 am 12:30 pm
Thursday April 17 8:15 am  3:00 pm
Friday April 18 8:15 am  11:00 am
Mon-Thurs April 21-24 8:15 am  3:00 pm
Friday April 25 8:15 am  2:30 pm
Monday April 28 8:15 am  2:30 pm
Tues-Wed April 29-30 8:15 am  3:00 pm


New testing dates will be posted before May 1st.

Lompoc Valley Center

Bldg. 2, Rm. 118 - Bring any picture ID & your AHC Student ID #

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Friday April 11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Monday April 21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday April 25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Saturday  April 26   9:00 am 12:00 pm 
Monday April 28 5:00 pm 7:00 pm


New testing dates will be posted before May 1st.


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This five minute video creatively illustrates how to best prepare for and get the most out of your START testing experience.


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Jose Alvarez
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