Student Affairs

Placement

Many courses require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing and math to ensure students are prepared to successfully complete the course. Students' course placement will determine how they progress through their program of study. Appropriate placement is important as it impacts a student's progression through their program and alignment of their demonstrated skill set to promote academic success.

See course sequencing for pre-college and college level courses in English, reading and math here.

What placement methods are best for you?

Your previous educational experience will help determine the options most likely to place you successfully. Identify yourself below and click on a placement method to learn more information.

Running Start Completed High School in the last 2 years No Prior College Placed at Another WA Community or Technical College in the last 2 years Completed 
Courses at another College

College 
Success Reading 
Assessment

High School Transcripts College Success Reading 
Assessment

Transfer of Scores/ Placement Reciprocity
College Transcripts
WAMAP Math Entrance Exam
Smarter
Balanced Assessment


WAMAP Math Entrance Exam
College Success Reading 
Assessment

College Success Reading
 Assessment

High School Transcripts
Advanced Placement/ International Baccalaureate
WAMAP Math
Entrance Exam
WAMAP Math
Entrance Exam
Smarter
Balanced Assessment

College Success Reading 
Assessment

Advanced Placement/ International Baccalaureate
WAMAP Math Entrance Exam