Who Needs Placement?
At SCC, some programs require placement exams or skills assessment while others do not. To find out if your program requires placement testing, please call us
at (509) 533-7074.
Being placed in the right classes early in your college career makes it more likely that you will successfully complete your degree or program. At the Placement and
Testing Center, we help you begin your studies at SCC in classes that are neither too hard nor too easy.
Information about specific tests can be found on the Exam Types tab.
Placement Doesn't Always Require Exams
If you have graduated from high school, completed your GED, or completed SCC's College Prep in the last three years, you may be able to use your GPA,
test scores, or prior coursework to determine your English placement.
If you have graduated from high school within the last year, you may be able to use test scores or prior coursework to
determine your math placement.
Still unsure? The Placement and Testing Center staff will help you determine whether you can use these "alternative measures" or whether you need to
take a placement test.
When to Complete Placement Testing
Before you can schedule your placement tests, you must apply for Admission to SCC. You will then receive a
Student ID number, which is needed to test or submit alternative placements. Take care of your placement as soon as possible so our advisors and counselors can
help you find the right classes.
All tests must be completed 15 minutes prior to our closing time. Please be sure to allow enough time
to complete your test.
After you finish your exams, you will take your placement results and visit a curriculum advisor or counselor. Your goals, combined with your placement results, will
help your curriculum advisor or counselor recommend the best path for you.
Placement isn't about what you don't know or what you are capable of knowing; it's about discovering what you know right now. With that information, and guidance
from our curriculum advisors and counselors, you will learn what you need to do next to achieve your goals.
Not sure if you need placement tests? Call us at (509) 533-7074.