If you completed math placement testing at LCC you may be wondering what your scores mean and how your placement impacts you.

Please read below for a explanation of your math placement.

About Math Placement Exam

LCC’s Math placement exam consists of 4 tests:

  • Entry
  • Fundamentals
  • Algebra
  • Advanced

Don’t worry, you don’t have to take them all!

Students have the option of starting with the Entry test, or the Fundamentals test .

Students can progress to higher placement levels by scoring above 70% on the Entry test and above 75% on the Algebra test.

How Math Placement is Determined

Entry Placement

  • Students who earn between 30-69% on the Entry test are eligible for Math 87, Math 88, Math 105, or Math 106.
  • Students who earn between 0-29% on the Entry test have to complete the Fundamentals test to receive placement.
  • Students who earn between 70-100% on the Entry test have to complete the Algebra test to receive placement.

Fundamentals Placement

  • Students who earn between 0-24% on the Fundamentals test are placed in Math 50.
  • Students who earn between 26-69% on the Fundamentals test are placed in Math 78.
  • Students who earn between 70-100% on the Fundamentals test are placed in Math 79.

Algebra Placement

  • Students who earn between 0-24% on the Algebra test are placed into Math 89.
  • Students who earn between 25-74% on the Algebra test are placed into Math 98.
  • Students who earn between 75-100% on the Algebra test have to complete the Advanced test to receive placement.

Advanced Placement

  • Students who earn between 0-24% on the Algebra test are placed into Math 99.
  • Students who earn between 25-49% on the Algebra test are eligible for Math 141, Math 107, Math 125, Math 131, and Math 210.
  • Students who earn between 50-74% on the Algebra test are eligible for Math 142 or Math 148.
  • Students who earn between 75-100% on the Algebra test are eligible for Math 150.

Understanding where you’re at in the math pre-requisite flowchart is important. This can help you determine your starting point, help you set your sights on your degree’s end goal. Please review the Math Pre-requisite Flowchart.

Note: Math courses Math 50-Math 99 are taken in pairs. For instance, if you test into Math 78, you will take Math 78 and Math 79 in the same quarter.

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/Program Specialist II

  Admissions Center (Testing Center)
  360.442.2353, Fax: 360.442.2359

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