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Placement Testing for College Students (Running Start Testing Info)

ENGLISH PLACEMENT

All incoming students are required to take the Zingtree English Self- Placement Assesment prior to registering for any English courses unless:
  • You have previous college-level English credits to transfer into SFCC.
  • You have completed an assessment within the last year at a Washington State Community College; please submit a Reciprocity Form.
  • You are not pursuing a degree or certificate and will not be enrolling in English courses.
  • You can bypass testing using your high school GPA, ACT or SAT test scores.
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • SAT score of 470 or higher (average reading and writing scores) Test scores are valid for three years.
    • ACT score of 19 or higher (average English and reading scores) Test scores are valid for three years.
 

MATH PLACEMENT

All incoming students are required to take a math placement test prior to registering for any math course unless:
  • You are a recent high school graduate who qualifies for the Pre-Calculus Agreement.
  • You plan to complete a vocational/technical program with no math requirements other than Business Math (BUS 102, MATH 103).
  • You are not pursuing a degree or certificate and will not be enrolling in Math courses.
  • You can bypass testing using your ACT or SAT test scores.
    • PRE-CALCULUS AGREEMENT
      • We are currently accepting agreements for 2015 high school graduates only.
      • Transcript must show two consecutive semesters of Pre-Calc with a 3.0 or higher (no B-)
      • Based on your grades, you may be eligible to register for Math 141, 142 or 151.
    • PLACEMENT INTO MATH 107, MATH 221 OR PHIL 120
      • SAT score of 550 or higher
      • ACT score of 23 or higher
      • Test scores are valid for ONE year after high school graduation