High school students: you may be eligible for direct placement into a Math or English course.

If you graduated from a Washington State high school in the last year, you may be eligible for direct placement into an LCC Math or English course through a Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC). Scroll below for details.

Alternative placement options can save you hundreds of dollars in tuition!


English Placement Options:

SBAC Level 4

  • English 101

SBAC Level 3

  • English 101

SBAC Level 2 or Below


Math Placement Options

SBAC Level 4

  • MATH& 107 - Math in Society
  • MATH 125 - Applied College Algebra
  • MATH& 131 - Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MATH& 141 - Pre-Calculus I
  • MATH& 146 - Statistics

SBAC Level 3

  • MATH 098/099 - Pre-College Math I
  • MATH& 107 - Math in Society
  • MATH& 131 - Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MATH& 146 - Statistics

An entry-level calculus pathway math course, contingent on senior year math coursework. See High School Math Transfer Agreement.

SBAC Level 2 or Below

Smarter Balanced 10th Grade Assessment for Placement at Lower Columbia College

Did you take the SBAC in you sophomore year?

  • This agreement applies beginning with students taking the high school assessment in spring
    2018 and is in effect for the high school graduating classes through the Class of 2022.

Did you graduate within the last year (or in Running Start)?

  • This agreement applies only to placement considerations for high school students with
    Smarter Balanced high school assessment scores admitted to and enrolling in the academic
    year (fall quarter only) immediately following high school graduation or students enrolling
    in dual-credit courses in the academic year after taking the assessment.

For placement into MATH& 107 (Math in Society), MATH& 131 (Math for Elementary Teachers I), OR MATH& 146 (Statistics) You must have:

Scored Level 3 or 4 on high school Smarter Balanced Assessment PLUS both of the
following:

  • Earned a B or better in Algebra 2, AND
  • Successfully completed (passing grade) one math course in your junior or senior year.
    OR
    Earned a B or better in Bridge to College Math as a senior.

For placement into MATH& 141 (Precalculus I) or MATH 125 (Applied College Algebra) you must have:

Scored Level 3 or 4 on high school Smarter Balanced Assessment AND earned a B or better
in high school pre-calculus or higher course.

 


Contact the Testing Center

We look forward to serving you! The Testing Center is conveniently located in the Admissions Center. No appointment is needed. If you need accommodations please contact Disability Support Services, (360) 442-2340.

 Angel Ruvalcaba/Placement & Intake Manager

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2361, Fax: (360) 442-2359
  aruvalcaba@lowercolumbia.edu

 Sarah Westlund/Program Assistant

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2362, Fax: (360) 442-2359
  swestlund@lowercolumbia

Testing Office (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2360
 
testing@lowercolumbia.edu

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