Placement for Classes
A placement test is used to find a student's strengths and weaknesses, and to help determine where a student is ready to begin their coursework in math and English. A placement test is not like most traditional tests because there is no way to "pass" or "fail."
Some programs Seattle Central have specific placement test score requirements. (For instance, many programs require readiness for English 101.) You should check these requirements carefully. If you don't meet the program requirements, you will be placed in classes to help build your skills.
Summer Placement Testing Hours
(June 17 - August 30)
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tues afternoon only)
CLOSED (Fridays and Weekends)
Placement Test Instructions
Please refer to the linked documents below for instructions for taking each type of placement test.
- How to take the Placement Test for English Placement - Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (pdf)
- WBST Practice Test A (pdf)
- How to Take the Placement Test for ESL/English for non–native speakers - College Success Test (pdf)
- How to Take the Placement Test for Math - ALEKS PPL (pdf)
- Placement testing for Chemistry - This is not a general placement test, and you do not need to take this test unless you are interested in Chemistry classes at an advanced level (pdf)
- Placement testing for Spanish - You only need to take this test if you have previous experience with Spanish, and are interested in studying at an advanced level.