Placement

New students are required to get English and math placement before registering for classes. Proper placement ensures you are in the right classes to be successful.  There are two exceptions to the placement requirement:

  1. These programs are exempt from placement, although you may need to test for certain prerequisites: Fire 100, Machining, Welding, Medical Transcription and Editing and Medical Coding.
  2. You are taking fewer than 7 credits and your classes have no English and Math requirements.

Following are paths to placement:

Accuplacer test (or COMPASS taken at Everett CC)
Attended a Washington state high school in the last five years
Smarter Balanced: Taken at Washington state school within the past two years
Completed classes at another college/university
Running Start
College in High School
AP Exam Scores
Placement test taken at another school
SAT, PSAT or ACT Exam Scores

Accuplacer test

The Accuplacer test provides placement in English and Math. Visit our Testing Center page for schedule, cost and locations. We no longer offer the COMPASS test, but if you took that test with us within the last 2 years, your scores are still valid and can be used for placement.

Attended a Washington State high school in the past five years

Math placement

Students who completed a math class at a Washington state high school within the last two years and earned a C+ or better in both semesters (in the same year) may be placed from their high school transcript.  Submit a Placement Form and high school transcript to Enrollment Services. Note: If a student is currently in their second semester of a math class, along with a high school transcript that indicates their first semester grades the student must provide a current grade report that indicates that they are earning a C+ or better to request an alternative math placement.

English placement

Students who graduated from Washington state high school within the last five years with 2.5 (or higher) cumulative GPA can receive placement into English 101. Submit a Placement Form and a high school transcript to Enrollment Services.

Smarter Balanced – Taken at a Washington state school within the past two years

Students who earned score of 3 or 4 within the past two years can submit their SBA scores along with a Placement Form to Enrollment Services.

Completed classes at another college/university

You may not need to test if you:

  • Have attended another college or university and earned 45 college-level credits.
  • Completed English and Math.

Submit a Placement Form and transcript from another college/university to Enrollment Services.

Running Start

  • Students who earned score of 3 or 4 within the past two years can submit their SBA scores along with a Placement Form to Enrollment Services.
  • Students who completed a math class at a Washington state high school within the last two years and earned a C+ or better in both semesters may be placed from their high school transcript.  Submit a Placement Form and high school transcript to Enrollment Services. Note:  If a high school student is currently in their second semester of a math class, along with a high school transcript that indicates their first semester grades the student must provide a current grade report that indicates that they are earning a C+ or better to request an alternative math placement.
  • Complete all three sections (Reading, Writing and Math) of the COMPASS or Accuplacer placement test.

College in High School

Download the placement requirements and testing alternatives for CHS courses

AP Exam Scores

AP exam scores can be used to place students into classes. Submit a Placement Form and AP score report to Enrollment Services.

Placement test taken at another school

If you have taken COMPASS, Accuplacer or Asset at another school within the last 2 years, submit a placement test waiver form and a score report to Enrollment Services. 

SAT, PSAT or ACT Exam Scores

SAT, PSAT and ACT exam scores can be used to place students into classes. Submit a Placement Form and SAT, PSAT and/or ACT score report to Enrollment Services.