English and Math placement

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

We offer a variety of ways for you to get your English and math placement

You do not need placement 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.

Use this link to view the English and math course sequence chart. The chart helps you plan your education path. 

Directions:

  1. Review the placement options listed below, and determine which option works best for you.
  2. Click on the green button and login using your NetID.
  3. Upload documents (transcripts/test scores) that show your placement or prerequisite classes, or if you do not upload a document, our staff will process you for a standardized placement test..
Request English and Math Placement

Transfer Test Scores

You can submit your ALEKS (math) & ACCUPLACER test scores from other colleges or universities using the green button above: There is a two-year time limit for English placement and a one-year time limit for math.

Unofficial College Transcripts

If you took English or math classes at another school, click on the green button above and upload a copy of your transcript.

Reciprocity

If you received an English or math placement at another Washington state community or technical college, you can submit your documentation using the green button above. There is a two-year time limit for English placement and a one-year time limit for math.

Placement Tests

You can take tests online and from home or another location. For those that need it, we do offer appointments for on-campus testing.

  • ACCUPLACER for English (offered online)
  • ALEKS for math  (offered online)
  • Chemistry 161 placement exam (temporarily unavailable –  for access to CHEM& 161, please submit an online help request)
  • Biology 160 waiver exam (temporarily unavailable)

Other Test Scores

You can use the following tests for English 101 placement:

  • SAT or ACT if taken within the last five years
  • PSAT if taken within the last two years
  • GED Language Arts if taken within the last five years
  • TOEFL and IELTS reports if taken within the last two years

Last Updated May 11, 2022