Testing Office

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?

What is the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)?

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.


What is the purpose of the CLA?

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.


How long is the CLA?

The exam is 90-minutes.


What do I need to bring to the CLA?

Students will be required to show a photo id when they check in and know their student identification number.


Where do I go for the exam?

All students will report to the University Hall Building, Room 038 (Basement) for check in.


What are the incentives for completing the CLA?

Every student who completes the CLA will have their June Commencement fees paid (a $50 value)!

The first 25 students who register and subsequently test will also have their cap, gown, and tassel purchased.

All students who test will be entered into a drawing for extra commencement tickets (for the June ceremony ONLY!) We are giving away five sets of two commencement tickets per college!


When will the winners for the drawing be announced?

If Undergraduate Studies tests the minimum 100 students by March 8, winners will be announced on Monday, April 1, 2014. Winners will be notified via in person, or by email and/or telephone.


How do I register for the CLA?

Registration is done online via the CLA Registration Form. Please completely fill out the requested information and select two desired test sessions. Testing Office staff will verify your eligibility to test, assign you to a session according to seat availability, and send you an email confirmation.


What if I need to cancel or re-schedule my appointment?

Students that need to cancel or re-schedule their appointment can contact the Testing Office at 909-537-5045.


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Last Updated: June 6, 2014