START Test 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. T Computer Lab - AHC Student ID # Required & any picture ID.

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Mon-Wed July 1-3 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Mon-Tues July 8-9 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed-Thurs July 10-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon-Wed July 15-17 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Thursday July 18 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Mon-Tues July 22-23 8:15 am 3:00 pm
Wed-Thurs July 24-25 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Mon-Wed July 29-31 8:15 am 3:00 pm


New testing dates will be posted before August 1st.

Lompoc Valley Center

Bldg. 2, Rm. 118 (2-118) - AHC Student ID # Required & any picture ID.

Test Day Test Date Walk-in End Walk-in
Monday July 1 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Wednesday July 3 3:00 pm 4:30 pm
Monday July 8 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Monday July 22 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Wednesday July 24 4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Thursday July 25 4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Monday July 29 4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Wednesday July 31 4:00 pm 6:00 pm


New testing dates will be posted before August 1st.


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Robert Mabry
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