New students at SCC's education centers in Colville, Inchelium, Ione, Newport and Republic
can call or stop by their center to schedule a placement test:
Welcome to Placement Testing!
There's a place for you at SCC!
Now that you have applied for Admission (Haven’t applied yet? Apply now!)
and received your Student ID number (Haven’t received it yet? It will come via email from the Admissions Office), you are
ready to schedule your placement tests!
There are different ways of being placed at SCC. Some programs require placement exams. Others do not. There are also
multiple ways of satisfying the placement requirement such as recent, qualifying high school transcripts or tests like the
ACT and SAT. If you’ve received your Student ID number and you’re not sure if you need a placement test, you may contact us
at (509) 533-7074 and we’ll help you.
Placement testing assists students in choosing classes that are neither too difficult nor too easy, so they may experience
success during their first quarter at SCC. The COMPASS and ALEKS placement tests are computer-based and are not timed.
COMPASS and ALEKS tests are not intelligence or aptitude tests; they are placement tests.
Keyboarding Tests and MRSR
Some programs may require keyboarding tests in addition to the COMPASS.
After testing, students must schedule a New Student Orientation where they will meet with Counselors and Curriculum Advisors
to discuss test results, program requirements, course selection, registration procedures, college services and activities, and
strategies for success during their first quarter at SCC.
Persons with a disability requiring any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations should
contact the college at least 30 days before the beginning of the instructional program. Call SCC's Office of Disability Support
Services at 509-533-7169 (voice) or 509-533-7482 (TTY).