Math placement determines the level at which to begin your math courses at LCC. Placement can be anywhere from Math 50 to Math 151. Placing below your actual abilities will cost you time (up to three quarters!) and money (up to $1,725 in tuition alone!).
The test consists of four timed, sequential assessments (not multiple choice) done on the computer.
Students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at LCC, or who plan to transfer to a four-year institution, must take the placement assessment or equivalent before enrolling.
Testing Center Hours:
No appointment needed for Placement testing! General Testing Hours: M-Th: 10 am - 5 pm in the Admissions Center Testing Lab. Closed for testing on Friday. If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services, 360.442.2340.
Options available for students of all math levels:
Location: Applied Arts Building, Computer Lab 2 (Room 110).
Hours: Open walk-in hours: M-Th, 2 - 4 pm
Printable packets to help you self-assess your math placement readiness.
External online resources to brush up on your math skills.
Charts and information provided by LCC math instructors.
If you are currently enrolled in high school, or are a recent graduate from a Washington State High School, and plan to attend Lower Columbia College, there are alternatives to the Math & English placement exam. Smarter Balanced Scores and the High School Transcript Agreement have saved hundreds of students both time and money.
Lower Columbia College has several alternatives to the math placement exam. Please examine the table below to see if you meet any of the criteria.
|Alternative||Required Score/Grade||Eligible for the following courses|
|GED Math Exam||165 - 200||MATH 098, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH 210, or BUS 206
|BEdA/ABE||BEdA Placement Grid||
MATH 78 - 98, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
We look forward to serving you! The Testing Center is conveniently located in the Admissions Center. No appointment is needed. Our hours are M-Th: 10 am 5 pm. Closed for testing on Fridays.