Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)?
What is the purpose of the CLA?
How long is the CLA?
What do I need to bring to the CLA?
Where do I go for the exam?
What are the incentives for completing the CLA?
When will the winners for the drawing be announced?
How do I register for the CLA?
What if I need to cancel or re-schedule my appointment?
The Collegiate Learning Assessment is a national program of the Council for Aid to Education. The CLA measures are designed to test for critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills. The assessment consists of open-ended questions, is administered to students online, and controls for incoming academic ability. This internet-based assessment is offered to freshmen in the fall and seniors in the spring. Students are given access to their scores online along with a comparison of how they performed in relation to others students who took the assessment.
The CLA allows CSUSB to exam the university's contribution to student's education. The scores are anonymous and students are not impacted in any way by the results.
The exam is 90-minutes. However, students that do not have SAT or ACT on file will be asked to complete a supplement exam, which takes about 30 minutes.
Students will be required to show a photo id when they check in and know their student identification number.
All students will report to the University Hall basement, Room 038 for testing.
Every student who completes the CLA will have their June Commencement fees paid (a $35 value!)
The first 25 students who register and subsequently test will also get a free cap & gown.
All students who test will be entered into a drawing for extra commencement tickets! We are giving away four sets of two commencement tickets per college!
If Undergraduate Studies tests the minimum 100 students by April 12, 2013, winners will be announced on Friday, April 26. Winners will be notified via email and/or telephone.
Registration is done by email at email@example.com. Please include your name, Coyote Id number, telephone number, and desired test session. We will confirm your registration via email. Testing is offered:
- Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
- Saturday March 9 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm
Students that need to cancel or re-schedule their appointment can contact the Testing Office at 909-537-5045.