Course Placement Options

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.

Your previous educational experience will help determine the options most likely to place you successfully. We strongly encourage high school graduates from an accredited US school in the past five years and anyone with credit from an accredited college or university to submit unofficial transcripts for evaluation of placement eligibility. Please submit all placement documentation to our Secure Document Upload tool. Official transcript evaluation will be necessary to have previous college credits applied toward your degree.

For all placement options, identify yourself below and click on a placement method to learn more information.

Placed at Another WA Community or Technical College in the Last 2 Years

College Success Reading AssessmentWAMAP Math Entrance ExamTransfer of Scores / Placement Reciprocity

Contact Us

For questions on which placement method is best for you,
Career and Advising Center
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2641

For questions on taking a placement assessment,
Placement & Testing Center
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2650


Speak with an advisor in the Career and Advising Center
Student Affairs & Success Center, 104

Requesting Placement Scores

Students who have already taken an assessment and need a copy of their placement scores for use at other institutions may request those to be emailed, faxed, mailed or picked-up in person at the Main Campus in Auburn. Please complete and submit the Placement Score Request form to request scores. Please be aware that placement scores are valid for two years. After two years, the scores will no longer give placement. 

Distance Proctoring

For instructions on taking placement assessments online visit