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Who Needs Placement?

At Spokane Community College (SCC), some programs require placement -- a skills assessment that ensures you will be successful in your classes. To find out if your program includes math that requires placement, view our Math Pathways page, or contact us at 509-533-7074 or

Being placed in the right classes early in your college career makes it more likely you will successfully complete your degree or program. At the Testing Center, we help you begin your studies at SCC in classes that aren't too hard or too easy.

Complete your English placement without testing, without coming to campus


SCC uses a directed self-placement tool to help students decide which English class is best for them. You can complete your directed self-placement online.  If you have an English testing hold on your account, it will be removed 1 to 2 business days after your complete the directed self-placement.

Complete your math placement without testing, without coming to campus


*Running Start Students: Your placement must be coordinated through the Running Start Office. Email or call 509-533-8062.

For all others, please answer as many questions on our Math Placement Questionnaire as you can. If you have a high school transcript, unofficial college transcript or placement test results from another college, please attach them before submitting.

We'll be in touch to provide your next steps.