Placement and Prerequisites

College in the high School (CHS) students meet the same placement and/or course prerequisites as any other students who attend Bellevue College. High school teachers will be responsible to verify that course placement/prerequisites are met. Teachers may perform the verification or ask their Registrar or counselor for assistance.

After students are admitted to college, their readiness to enroll in college-level math and English courses may be determined through a placement process such as placement tests, previous academic achievement, and other measures.

A prerequisite is a course that is taken (often with a certain minimum grade) or a skill that must be demonstrated before a student can enroll in a more advanced course.

The following are ways that satisfy placement and prerequisite requirements:

  • Review of previous academic achievement:
    • Smarter Balanced Assessment (English/Math)
    • Cumulative GPA
    • AP/IB test scores
    • Successful completion of required prerequisite courses
  • English/Math transcript placement grids (available for students in Bellevue or Snoqualmie Valley Districts).
  • Transfer test scores from another college
  • Instructor permission
  • Take the ACCUPLACER assessment (English) or ALEKS assessment (math) at Bellevue College.

Your high school instructor is responsible for confirming that placement and prerequisite requirements are met. If placement is undetermined, a placement test at the college may be required. If a placement test is necessary, the high school teacher will notify the student and the CHS office.

Last Updated June 20, 2018