Start your college classes at the right level!

Placement Testing helps us evaluate your Math and English needs, so you can get started faster and save on tuition. After testing your advisor will recommend the best Math and English courses for your program.

Students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at LCC, or who plan to transfer to a four-year institution, must complete placement testing or equivalent before enrolling. No appointment needed. Photo ID required. Please allow 3+ hours for testing.

Need accommodations? Contact Disability Support Services, 360.442.2340.

Testing Hours

M-Th: 10 am - 5 pm

Admissions Center Testing Lab

Closed on Fridays

English Placement

Options Include

  • Directed Self Placement
  • Smarter Balanced scores
  • Test scores from another college
  • Previous college coursework
  • Alternatives listed below

Math Placement

Options Include

  • MyMathTest
  • Smarter Balanced Scores
  • Test scores from another college
  • Previous college course work
  • Alternatives listed below

  Practice and preparation resources available.

Placement Testing Alternatives

 Already taken college classes?

If you already took college level courses at LCC or another institution (especially English or Math), your credits may be transferable.

 Already taken Placement Assessment?

If you took Placement Tests at LCC or another institution within the last two years, you may use these scores. Scores from other colleges may be faxed to 360.442.2359.

  • LCC only accepts Compass placement assessment results

 Currently in High School?

If you successfully completed math courses at a local high school, you may qualify to take college level Math courses without placement.

Request Test Scores

Placement Policies and Recommendations

  • Course placements are mandatory. Be sure to adequately prepare yourself prior to testing.
  • You are allowed one retake. You must wait 24 hours before retesting, and you should prepare beforehand.
  • Placement results expire after two years.

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

Testing Office (General Inquiries)


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