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.

Placement Testing Hours

  • Mon, Wed, Thur, Friday: 8am - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., afternoon only
  • Weekends: CLOSED

Please click below for instructions for taking each type of placement test.

Note: The 2018 class code for ALEKS math testing (J3CEM-69PTA) has been extended until Saturday, February 3, 2019. All other instructions remain unchanged until then. Beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, online math testing will be discontinued. All math testing will take place in the Testing Office from that date, and instructions will be updated here.