Testing Center Prep and Alternatives

Our Placement Test is required for students new to Everett Community College who are taking more than 7 credits, or taking classes that have a English, Math or Reading level prerequisite. If you are a returning EvCC student, have completed the placement testing within the past 2 years, taken classes here at EvCC and are returning after an absence of 3 or more quarters, you may not need to test.  We would recommend that you speak with an Advisor prior to registering for classes. The Counseling, Advising & Career Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Parks Student Union or you may contact them at 425-388-9263.  Welcome back to EvCC!

Are there alternatives to taking the placement test?

As an alternative to taking one of the EvCC placement tests, you may select one of the following options, and you MUST submit the transcript or score report directly to Enrollment Services at least four working days prior to the time you wish to register, with a Placement Test Waiver Form

  1. Submit an official or unofficial copy of a transcript from another college showing the completion of at least 45 quarter hour credits (30 semester hours), with a 2.0 GPA or better. This will waive the requirement to take our placement test for admission, but you still may need to take the placement test for EvCC courses that require specific scores.
  2. Submit an official or unofficial copy of a transcript from another regionally accredited college showing the completion of a college writing or composition course with a grade of C or higher. If we can determine an equivalent to an EvCC English course (ENGL 98 or 101), we will waive our English placement test and assign you to the equivalent level. You must still take the Math and Reading tests.
  3. Submit an official or unofficial copy of a transcript from another regionally accredited college showing the completion of a college level intermediate algebra class (or college algebra or pre-calculus) with a grade of C or higher. If we can determine an equivalent to an EvCC math class, we will waive the Math placement test and assign you to an equivalent level. You still need to take the English and Reading tests.
  4. Take the ASSET, COMPASS or ACCUPLACER at another college and submit a copy of the test score sheet. EvCC will use its own cut-off scores to determine placement. Scores may be no older than two years.