English and Math placement

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We offer several ways for you to get your English and math placement. Choose from the options listed below.

If you do not plan to earn a degree or certificate at BC, and you do not plan to take an English or math class, or a class with an English or math prerequisite requirement, you do not need to complete this process.

View the Student Central Processing Dashboard for current updates on processing times for placement requests.

To get your English and math placement using the options below, you must first complete the New Student Admission process and set up your NetID and BC email. PLEASE NOTE: If you have just created your Net ID, the webforms will not work until 6 hours have passed for system to ‘sync’.

Use your U.S. high school transcript for English 101 placement if:

  • You currently attend high school, or homeschool, and you completed your sophomore (grade 10) year, or
  • You graduated from high school within the last five years, and
  • Your transcript shows at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
    • You can place into English 092/093 if you graduated from high school in the last two years and earned at least 2.5 GPA

Use your high school transcript for math placement if:

Use your Smarter Balanced Assessment Scores if:

  • For English: You graduated within the last one-year
  • For Math: You graduated within the last one college quarter (i.e. you graduated in June and you plan to take a math class at BC in summer or fall)

Use AP/IB/Cambridge Test Scores

This process does not give you credit towards your degree. This process is for placement purposes only. If you want to transfer credit to the college to meet your degree requirements, go to the Transfer to Bellevue College website.

Submit your unofficial high school documents below:

Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

Submit your unofficial test scores using the button below:

  • ALEKS test scores for math – one-year time limit
  • ACCUPLACER test scores for English – two-year time limit
Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

If you took English or math at another college, click on the button below to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

Reciprocity means that we honor your English or math placement from another Washington state community or technical college. Use the button below to submit your placement documentation.

  • Two-year time limit for English
  • One-year time limit for math
Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

You can take tests online and from home or another location. For those that need it, we do offer appointments for on-campus testing. Use the button below to request a placement test.

  • ACCUPLACER for English (offered online)
  • ALEKS for math  (offered online)
Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

Use this link for information about the tests we offer, including instructions and score charts: Placement Tests and Information

We accept test scores and reports for the following exams:

  • SAT if taken within the last five years
    • Reading/Writing score of 480 or higher
  • ACT if taken within the last five years
    • Composite score of 22 or higher
  • PSAT if taken in the last two years
    • Reading/Writing score of 480 or higher
  • GED Language Arts if taken within the last five years
    • College Ready score of 175 – 200
  • TOEFL and IELTS if taken within the last two years
    • Submit the report for review
Ask for English and Math Placement and Submit your Documentation

Use this link to view the English and math course sequence chart. The chart helps you plan for the classes you need based on your BC Pathway

Last Updated September 9, 2022