English and Math placement


Summer quarter begins on July 1. All classes and services offered remotely and online

Service Delay

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and mandated staff furloughs, the office is currently experiencing a critical backlog in nearly all areas of work. This includes clearing prerequisites, providing placement, answering tickets, and responding to email. Please be patient as we work to address your question or need as quickly as possible.


Note: We are currently unable to provide additional placement or clear prerequisites for summer quarter classes.

To improve our email response time, please note the following:

  • Your Bellevue College student ID number
  • Use your BC email if you have one
  • State what it is you want the office to do with your document. For example, Need math and English placement
    Be sure to attach your documentation (transcript, test score, etc.)
  • Please do not submit multiple requests, it slows our progress in serving you

Students are able to obtain their English and math placement in a variety of ways as indicated below.


Transfer ALEKS & ACCUPLACER test scores from other colleges or universities: Two-year time limit for English. One-year for math.

Unofficial College Transcripts

Use your BC email to submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript showing the English/math you previously completed. Be sure to Include your BC student ID number and attach your transcript.



We accept the placement made at any other state community or technical college: Two -year time limit for English, one-year for math

Placement Tests

Until further notice, the office is unable to provide on-campus testing. We are working with our campus partners to increase the opportunities to test online. Please email the office at testing@bellevuecollege.edu to ask a question about your specific situation. Be sure to include your student ID number in your email.

  • ACCUPLACER for English (offered online now – by request)
  • ALEKS for math  (offered online now – by request)
  • Chemistry 161 placement exam (temporarily halted –  for access to CHEM& 161, please email)
  • Biology 160 waiver exam (temporarily halted)


Last Updated June 30, 2020