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:
Acceptance to Spokane Community College is contingent on achieving qualifying placement test scores. These scores assess
college readiness, enhancing student success.
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).