In order to promote student success in mathematics, the Mathematics Division will make every effort to help place students at the appropriate level. Students may select among the options listed below for placement:



A computerized placement test administered at the ZWC Welcome Center.  Sample exams.

Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams

Students who believe the COMPASS assessment does not accurately reflect their ability in mathematics may take an Entrance Exam.  The exams are online utilizing the WAMAP system.  These exams  may be taken in the ZWC Welcome Center.

Sample Entrance Exams

The website for the exams is at WAMAP.  Directions for accessing the exam and entering math symbols using the computer keyboard.


Preparing to take the Entrance Exam

  1. You are strongly encouraged to complete a Sample Entrance Exam before taking the actual exam.  Go to the above link for online samples.
  2. The Entrance Exam for a particular class can only be taken once.
  3. A score of 80% or higher is required for placement into courses below the 100 level and a 75%-80% or higher  is required for placement in classes above the 100 level.
  4. A calculator may be used on the exams (except for Math 62).  Please bring your own.  

High School Transcript

If you are a recent graduate (transcripts are within one year) from Auburn, Enumclaw, Kent, Puyallup, Renton, Sumner, or Tahoma High Schools you may be placed using your official transcript based on the tables below.








Advanced Placement (AP) Scores

See pages 23-25 in the Catalogue for Green River Community College's placement policy regarding AP  scores.