High school students: you may be able to skip Placement Assessment!

Alternative placement options for Math and English courses, including Smarter Balanced Assessment and Math Transfer Agreement, can save you hundreds of dollars in tuition!

If you are currently enrolled in high school, or are a recent graduate of a Washington State high school, and you plan to attend Lower Columbia College, you may be eligible for alternative placement options. Scroll below to see options for:

  Contact our office at 360.442.2353. Running Start students may contact a Running Start advisor.


Math Placement Options

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

High school students who graduated from a Washington State high school between 2016 and 2018 may be eligible for direct placement into an LCC College Level Math course.

High School Math Transfer Agreement (HSTA)

Lower Columbia College maintains agreements with the high schools in Cowlitz, Columbia, and Wahkiakum Counties regarding math placement for current high school students and recent high school graduates.

College in the High School

If you successfully completed college level math courses while enrolled at your high school, you can transfer those credits to LCC.

Advanced Placement (AP) course credit

LCC grants credit in several subject areas for students who have obtained a qualifying score on the College Board Advanced Placement examinations.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Math Scores

High School graduates who completed an SAT exam within the last year, and earned a score of 550 and above, are eligible for direct placement into Non-STEM College Level Math course. 


English Placement Options

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

High school students who graduated from a Washington State high school between 2016 and 2018 may be eligible for direct placement into an LCC College Level English course.

College in the High School

If you successfully completed college level English courses while enrolled at your high school, you can transfer those credits to LCC.

Advanced Placement (AP) course credit

LCC grants credit in several subject areas for students who have obtained a qualifying score on the College Board Advanced Placement examinations.


Contact the Testing Center

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. If you need accommodations please contact Disability Support Services, 360.442.2340.

 Angel Ruvalcaba/Program Specialist II

  Admissions Center (Testing Center)
  360.442.2353, Fax: 360.442.2359
  aruvalcaba@lowercolumbia.edu

Testing Office (General Inquiries)

  360.442.2353

 
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