Hours and availability may change. Please note the following information:

General Information:

  • Scheduling for Math Placement testing is no longer required. Placement testing is available:
  • In Person: Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm in Main 128. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • Remote via Zoom: Join our Testing Zoom , Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm to complete placement testing.
  • If you prefer to schedule ahead of time you can do so at: https://www.registerblast.com/lowercolumbia
  • Scheduling is still required for all other non-placement testing.
  • Masks are now optional.

Ways to reach us during this time:

Campus Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Save yourself time and money by starting your math classes at the right level. Here's how.

Math placement determines which math class you'll take first at LCC. Placement can be anywhere from College and Career Preparation (CCP) classes to Math 151 (Calculus I). There are many different ways to determine math placement, such as your high school transcript or previous test scores.

One option available to all entering students is the LCC math placement test, which consists of four timed, sequential assessments (not multiple choice) done on the computer. See Topics Covered on the Math Placement Test.

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 provide documentation for one of the alternative placement options before enrolling.

Need accommodations? Contact Disability and Access Services, (360) 442-2340.

Prepare for your Math Placement Test

A comprehensive list of resources designed to help you with Math Placement. Options available for students of all math levels.

Alternatives to Math Placement Testing

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.

If you are a currently enrolled high school student, or graduated from high school sometime in the last ten years, please see our High School to College Placement page for even more alternative placement options.

Alternative Required Score/Grade Eligible for the following courses
GED Math Exam 165 - 200 MATH 098, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH& 146
SAT Math Exam 550 and above MATH 098, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH& 146
BEdA/CCP BEdA Placement Grid

MATH 78 - 98, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH& 141, or MATH& 146

Contact the Testing Center

We look forward to serving you! The Testing Center is conveniently located in Main (MAN) 128. No appointment is needed. If you need accommodations please contact Disability and Access Services, (360) 442-2340.

 Angel Ruvalcaba/Director of Testing and Student Success Technology

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2361

 Kaitlin Sexton/Program Specialist

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2360

Testing Office (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2360