Save yourself time and money when starting college by starting your math classes at the right level. Here's how.

Math placement determines the level at which to begin your math courses at LCC. Placement can be anywhere from Math 50 to Math 151. Placing below your actual abilities will cost you time (up to three quarters!) and money (up to $1,725 in tuition alone!).

The test consists of four timed, sequential assessments (not multiple choice) done on the computer. See Topics Covered on the Math Placement Test.

Students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at LCC, or who plan to transfer to a four-year institution, must complete placement testing or equivalent before enrolling.

Need accommodations? Contact Disability Support Services, (360) 442-2340.

Prepare for your Math Placement Test

A comprehensive list of resources designed to help you with Math Placement. Options availble for students of all math levels.

Alternatives to Math Placement Testing

Lower Columbia College has several alternatives to the math placement exam. Please examine the table below to see if you meet any of the criteria.

Alternative Required Score/Grade Eligible for the following courses
GED Math Exam 165 - 200 MATH 098, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH 210, or BUS 206
SAT Math Exam 550 and above MATH 098, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH 210, or BUS 206
BEdA/ABE BEdA Placement Grid

MATH 78 - 98, MATH& 107, MATH& 131,
MATH 210, or MATH& 141

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